tuesday, september 13

disclaimer

should have dropped the poet pose
a long time ago
you know the one

maybe damaged but basically decent
a kind of noncombatant watching
quiet from some corner
what the others inflict
afflicted only by the kind of love
that does not claim for its own
finding solace in perpetual
might have beens

it's useful for rhetoric,
quiet judgment, keeping
a much less painful distance
from many things

it is nearly always a fiction
eventually, it becomes a lie.