Posted by: Ron DuBour | September 8, 2014

Time to Repent


Poesy plus Polemics

"By Reading" Painting by David Burliuk From wikipaintings.org “By Reading”
Painting by David Burliuk
From wikipaintings.org

The end of the day strikes the most troubling ticks of my clock.
So many thoughts gather all day in my head. Each and all
want my nightly reflection and orderly broom-clean sweep.
The right things acknowledged, safe put behind mind’s key and lock.
The wrong things I agonize over and file for recall.
Then I hunt up a good book to carry me off to my sleep.

My mind thus engaged, I make my yawning way down the hall
where I notice that something’s not right, no, not right at all.

My library doorsill is cast with an unexplained light,
faint, unsteady.
Yet, I know that I never leave candles at night
burning ready.
Strange noises within give me start and a slight
swoon to heady.

With firm grasp of the knob and a cautious inquisitive pace,
I silently open on…

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