Purple's Platitudes

nothing but words …

Through a glass darkly

31 October 2011

Through a glass darkly

 

I have not learned to truly see

Even the obvious to me

And of course there is so much more,

all the things I choose to ignore

what was, what is, and what will be.

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Disguised

31 October 2011

Disguised

 

After all it is Halloween,

why aren’t you wearing a costume?

But I am disguised, can’t you see?

What you see is not the real me,

just masks that I do not remove.

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Catalpa

31 October 2011

Catalpa

 

Monday morning, a killing frost

convinces the Catalpa tree

to begin releasing its leaves

and they rain down like silent ghosts,

trusting the process, just like me.

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Defenseless

30 October 2011

Defenseless

 

Sleep is the easiest escape,

But it is temporary at best.

Demons wait for me to awake,

Patiently, like unwanted guests.

I am defenseless to their rape.

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