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...


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

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