Posted by: Ron DuBour | July 10, 2016

Extinguished~by Paul F. Lenzi





“Plato’s Cave” by Carol Blakney

does the light disappear

once the flames

are abruptly extinguished

we creatures consigned

to live blindly

among good and evil

no longer equipped

to discern the distinctions

suspicion and fear

overtaking our

every encounter

compelling the

animal reflex

that has us retreat

to the refuge of caves


  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

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