Sunday, August 28, 2011

Serious Diligence -- Poetry 2011


Made some sterling mental notes…

now I can’t remember where I put them.

The thoughts were raw thinking… short

of terrifyingly raw and that’s pretty much

how I like my encounters with gray matter to be.

Off-the-wall wacky to get those synapses snapping

but not necessarily  something I’d actually do or say.

It’s fun to peruse personas like exploring various lives

of characters when reading a good book – so safe.

The challenge is slipping from ensconced home body

sans wall flower demeanor to a believable charisma.

No amount of mirror practice or change in wardrobe

will accomplish this weaning from shyness, this desire

to remain hidden or this need to run into shadow...

8/28/2011

“You live several lives while reading [a good book].”—William Styron

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