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