Wednesday, July 13, 2011

exhaustion (upon watching Sylvia)

exhaustion (upon watching Sylvia)

exhaustion is an egret
like lethargy is a sand crab

because this is what
weary poets do

unless like Sylvia
they seek certain sleep

poets & artists
feel life deeply
too deeply
pulling them
to jump in

sometimes for the dying

like a spindly-legged egret
hollow-boned & feathered

or a lethargic sand crab
unhinged by the tide

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