Wednesday, February 09, 2011

ah, this terrible honesty

the emptiness of your glory,
the sad ending to your story,
the wear in your rosary,
the tear in your hosiery,
the tremble in your security,
the fan to the flame of your misery,
the cramp in your agility,
the limit of your ability,
the intensity of your repentance,
the lack of divine acceptance,
the lost rhythm in your rhyme,
the clouds in your sunshine,
the undone on your to-do list,
the swing,
the miss,
the chapped lips in your kiss.


Old Ollie said...

Each line is anothe tear in the veil.

Suko said...

Excellent poem!

Fisheye Lens said...

Self-reflectivity can be a useful exercise, and you express it pretty freakin well. My to-list has to be written in pencil -- most everything gets postponed, sometimes perpetually. No lost rhythm in this great rhyme.

Juice Box said...

The rhythm in this piece is just awesome, really well written.

Anonymous said...

I wish you would stop writing about my personal life.


The Square Corner said...

Glad I'm back home so I can return to comfort food and the Human Paradox.