MARKEDLY DIFFERENT MAN

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POESIE HERESY

 

I’m a markedly different man

now than I was before;

the youthful optimism

is long gone

 

I haven’t given up

on sex

but I have

given up on love

 

and I no longer see good

in everyone I meet

Some folks,

as Burroughs said,

are just shits

 

I’m on the take

when I hear

that knock on wood

of opportunity

 

and it’s shocking at times

to see a mirror

and acknowledge

that this person

is what I became

 

I can’t visualize

Keat’s beauty

or feel the music

of the master s playing

 

I have ideas

of what I want

and few on how

to go about getting it

 

and that little bit

is not much

but now it’s

really all I have left

 

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