Archive for April 14, 2009

Old Man Thought

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2009 by dc

I stay white in the armchair,
Fear holds its gentle pause,
Memories won’t shift,
Worries won’t drown,

I’ve held their heads underwater
For days maybe months,
Felt them thrashing and splashing,
Then watched them turn blue.

Yet here they are again,
Lessons not learned,
Regret stuck on repeat,
A skipping record of sadness,

I get up from the armchair
And I’m dizzy with thinking,
Happiness whispers
Then drifts as I rock,

It’s pathetic enchantment,
A wino with scrolls,
A Dickensian drop off,
An alleyway mind,

And here I am sensing
Life is short on full stops,
Wise advice is just wordplay,
The armchair was right.