Saturday, December 13, 2014

When He Gets Serious

When he gets serious,
he likes to strip, and smoke –
as if to take a toke of burning toxin
might provoke the right delirious

experience – to stoke the embers
at the center of the locus of the spirit
and invoke the fires he aspires
to become. He risks becoming numb.

But lord, he likes to smoke –
to stroke a thought – belie it.
Sounds harrowing to us –
but we might try it.


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