Tuesday, April 17, 2012

as We walk away

as We walk away

you will walk sanctuary directive
steal tent pitched

and comfortable

I will walk coterie scuffs tailing

dragging heals
walking deliberately silent past the shoes you wear

wearing sand
the lips and strings confidently sinking inward

whispering the time to the souls

you really smiled at me once

but your shoes knew the difference
they would not take you to me

they would not allow it
abide a feathers place

hat torn like it is

hats and shoes are not friends
despite what they may think

and i learn
as we all do

to walk
stepping castaway stones

deliberately past your shoes

past your souls

and smile
as We walk away

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The kids

I don't remember 7 o'clock very much
Getting up for school

No eye contact on the bus

We were the kids your Senators loved

Hungry for toys

And why not
It will be the kids that save
Our asses

The kids
Will save their own