Friday, May 6, 2011

Her Cautious Auburn Beauty / new poems 2011

A Pilgrim's Sure Progress (Beyond Taut Gospel)

No more cigarettes,
Old, cold beer, unopened
In the big, white refrigerator

All my vices
Put on hold
At present

A Buddhist,
A Puritan,
An Ascetic


My past is rife
With a predilection
For impulsive excesses

All of it fogging
My own critical thought
And a pilgrim's sure progress

But there beyond taut Gospel
Still hangs my more colorful self
Hidden between the black of a wardrobe

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