Posted by: Ron DuBour | June 12, 2014

No Time for Old Men

Poesy plus Polemics

"Study of an Old Man in Profile" Painting by Rembrandt From “Study of an Old Man in Profile”
Painting by Rembrandt

it arrived in a downpour
this too-modern morning
my black and blue flesh
unprepared still not finished
with yesterday’s mayhem
and misery no time to bind
broken bones of the night
now the dawn cracks with
onslaught new gunfire rain
melting all my resolve into
rivers of abject surrender

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