Mortaljive: The Rest is Silence

There is no still point in all the Universe, and that is the rock upon which I stand

Sunday, May 28, 2017

This Old Man



this old man
he don't pray
he don't toss no stones
into the gray

this old man
he don't cry
he don't genuflect
don't even try
don't even try

this old man
this old man
with the sun in his eyes

this old man
don't meditate
he doesn't ponder
what to use for bait

this old man
lost his seeds
he will not plant them
no worry beads
no worry beads

this old man
this old man
with the sun in his eyes

is it an awful thing
is it so terrible
if we are criminals
suspense unbearable
is it a paradox
to know and not to see
this old man
a door without a key

this old man
he don't pray
he don't toss no stones
into the gray

this old man
he don't cry
he don't genuflect
don't even try
don't even try

this old man
this old man
with the sun in his eyes

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