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MEANDERTHAL MAN

 

It is difficult

to get stoned for prophecy

these days

 

Those who fear enlightenment

merely relegate

to ridicule & mock

the visionaries of the day

 

the chance for martyrdom

fully denied

 

the frayed pages

attempt

to fall from the binder

and democratize poetry

 

but falling off

and swimming

to the carpet in my room 

covered with ashes

from the lit matches

 

potpourri purple incense

lends a a fragrant voice

to a snowy December eve

with moonglow off the snow;

winter has called early

 

but visitors were denied

as the night sky filled 

with plummeting flakes

 

back out onto frozen roads

asphalt slick with ice

I fight the temptation

to walk outside barefoot

 

nothing like curling toes

gripping to slushy snow

and feeling the dampness

of the soaking flakes

melting on my t-shirt

 

12-5-2003

 

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I Admit

I am a mocker of visionaries - I am beginning to embrace the fact that the corporeal and solidly existing is all there is. Meditation is for muscle relaxation and nothing else. See, mocking :D  - slc

 



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ashes to ashes all fall down

ashes to ashes all fall down