Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Big Blue Pet

He guards his fantasies as if they were a big blue pet –
an undiscovered species only slowly opening its secrecies
to him – an azure animal he hides, to which he feeds
his private nights, keeps out of sight not out of shame or fear
but in the prayer that, unmolested and protected, what proceeds

between them might exceed the limits of what everybody else
appears to think is good enough. He wants the greater size,
the stranger stuff – an essence of which no one he knew, knew –
a prize to which he hadn’t gotten yet, but could. The thing
his big blue pet might let him know, and one day would.


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