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someone told me

October 7, 2011




i don’t believe in these things

almost as strongly

as if i did not believe in God anymore, and

the moon, stars, sun, wind, are

just cruel props

setup to help lure away the best of

my attentions


because it was not real

an illusion

or just so paper thin that

it is an easily pierced ear drum

that will never hear again

except maybe a faint whisper.

careful, I was not


are the sea, the moon for real

or are they a hoax?

did the Apollo ships really go there?

did Columbus not fall of the edge of the earth?

or is the horizon, a tired trick

that keeps getting repeated

as we chase it?


all a mock discovery

i am the fool, like the horse that runs

into the barn after it has been

set ablaze while today

someone tells me

it was the “for real”

shelter from danger



4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 8, 2011 11:14 am

    wow! you are coming into your own, clarence. a beautiful process to watch.

    reminds me of this quote:

    “Truth isn’t always beauty, but the hunger for it is.” ~ Nadine Gordimer Quotes

    i will share this link on my FB biz page at:

    • October 8, 2011 11:32 am

      Thanks, L Squared. Not sure what it is that is really coming out these days, but I am taking advantage of a few muses, old and new.

      Do we all long for beauty, truth or do we run away from it like crazy? Like crazy. Like Crazy.

  2. Beth permalink
    October 11, 2011 2:22 pm

    “or is the horizon, a tired trick

    that keeps getting repeated

    as we chase it?”

    Wow. This is great. WIWT (wish I wrote that).

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