World Poetry Day

3 poems from my work-in-progress

Walking the Track

 

Stuttering with symbolism

seems silly

almost superfluous

to the everyday situation

starting out on the stretch

a sustained effort

both you and I

a willing struggle

with the stipulations

of betrothment

 

the long stride

strode in unison

following a set track

into the sweep of unknown

spaces unexplored

explored

stuttering with symbolism

almost superfluous

but still suggestively symbolic

of hopes and dreams

Walking the Track

The Naked King

Proleek Tomb

 

Four millennia has stripped more than

a pound of flesh from your bones

the naked king is exposed to all

wanderers and weather

well-wishers and the wicked alike

bask in your ancient silhouette

unmoved

by modernia

unhindered

by the creep of crass chronologies

created by curious caretakers of faiths

 

The naked king reigns

the metaphoric monarch of imaginations

imagines all of us

our fleeting lives like dragonflies around

a stagnant pool

still

as he has stayed and will stay

until the wanderers and weather

wear his form from bone to stone

from stone to memory

from memory to

nothingness

the Naked King

A Snail’s Progress

 

The weight is wearisome

the way is vertical

but the little creature wanders

along this pathway anyway

 

it was safer on the surface

could have cliqued into the cluster

there was order in the ordinary

but the little creature

choose to climb

 

I am a snail

halfway up

halfway down

 

weighted down with the baggage

of a tardy bard

could have sat at the foot of the wall

sluggishly watched it all

 

as it unfolded

the little creature

choose to climb any way

A Snail's Progress#1

 

 

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