Monday, June 14, 2010

Strange Rhyme

It is a very strange time
I must agree with the man
who said life is fast
but love has many legs
I don't know from right
to left, to center, to me
and all I do is think
what a strange time it is
for I can't name this joy
i feel

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Letter To A Dear Friend or Close Relative

The things you do to convince yourself you are still alive
are standing in the way of living
At this point you have nothing to prove to anyone, anymore
not even to you, yourself. You're stuck and bleeding
There's no way you don't know
How is it that I can see this for what it is and you're oblivious to it?
This did not start as poetry, let me assure you
nor am I that dense to call it so and yet,
your life is imitating art and stinks of tragedy
I might as well call this a sad song and call it a day

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