Thursday, October 28, 2010


People die faster
than time takes the body.
If you don't understand

Watch us...

speed trepidly into the future--
souls trapped within the carcass
of the roadkill we call memories.

Watch us go...

unwillingly into our plastic cells
free as the words that briefly danced
on the tongues of our persecuted.

Watch us go in...

to homes where the beating heart
ebbs and flows and
must also adhere to gravity.

Watch us go in flames...

Ash, bone and ego
rising up in such trivial smoke
you'd barely know we happened.

copyright (c) 2010 by Vincent John Ancona

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