(for simon)

words can only do so much

write them down
letter or poem
in the choicest language
with symbol and heart

if at will
they could incarnate
into something:
an open oath
a pair of hands

warm and small

if it could reach inside of you
snuff out the hate
heaving just beneath the surface

till reason has room to grow
and force out
cynicism from your soul

* *

the rage of an
unjustifiable self

it has defeated
all else to rule
from whence it asks

who am i

that is the fire you cannot douse
i have questions you cannot answer

you have answers you will not use
this is useless writing


  1. So very powerful. This made my heart hurt. Beautifully written. Thank You.

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  2. So… I had to read, and enjoy again, these powerful words. Really well done.


    1. Thanks, Bill. That means a lot to me.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Really a nice piece of work!


  4. You write so well…


    1. Hey, thanks, Sundaram, but so do you.

      Liked by 1 person

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