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Monday, April 08, 2013

New Poem - Late Day Shadow Truth

A Boy And His Shadows
"I stumble when
I become aware of
the lumbering, limping, appearance of

my shadow's walk, of my walk." 
Late day sun
and barren city block
conspire to cast my shadow

                                                long 'cross the street.

I stumble when
I become aware of
the lumbering, limping, appearance of

                                                my shadow's walk, of my walk. 

"Good god that can't be what I actually look like?"

In my mind
my walk had a
dignified confidence, never grace, but

                                                I believed I squared my
                                                shoulders to the world
                                                and placed manly, assertive
                                                steps on the earth.

My shadow reveals
a truth: some unrecognized
damage, some awkwardness acquired when

                                                I weighed so much, or maybe
                                                just a bad pair of shoes.

New Poem - Yours, Mine, and Ours

I knew your truths
so I granted you excuses,

and they became mine.

I kept my truths
contained,
ashamed of, 
and denied. 

You were pulled
away and
your excuses
went too.

Lies
I told myself for so long
had no reason to exist
and
hid nothing worth concealing. 

Waiting is no better
and
deinial is never best.

You had no chance
to accept me,
to know me. 

Did I ever
really
know
myself? - A new excuse. 

I wonder:
Would my truth
have met with
love or hate?
    Do I hold
    my truth with
    pride or obligation?

Sunday, April 07, 2013

New Poem - ...and just then, the moon is gone

I look away
to spot the singing birds...

There on the hill you
(new and right) enter my life...

Clouds slide together
in the twilight...


Nightmare aliens on screen
charge their destruction ray...

I close my eyes
as you kiss me the first time...

Everyday of us ends
better than the last...


The earth casts
a perfect shadow...

Your car spins and flips
into the lonlely ditch...

Your eyes shut
for the last time...