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Friday, January 11, 2013

We Old Men

Right Eye - B&W
"Products of bleak times;
the only answer left
for us is despair."
We are now thirty-four.
The gleam is gone;
the world is awful.
We've had no part

but picking up pieces,
trying to make whole
people – of ourselves, mostly.
You were the fighter

for those without fists;
I was the voice
for the dumb. Were
we wrong to think

anyone gave a damn?
Least of all those
we “helped.” No combat,
no blood, but plenty

of gore, the ugliness
of human nature is
the challenge for us -
haunts our dreamless nights -

and those who love us.
Products of bleak times;
the only answer left
for us is despair.
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The Collected Chaff, v. 1.0   
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