Posted by: Ron DuBour | July 10, 2016

Extinguished~by Paul F. Lenzi


 

 

Extinguished

PlatoCavePastel

“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


Responses

  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Categories

%d bloggers like this: