Posted by: Ron DuBour | July 26, 2017

Daily missive for Wednesday the 26th of July.~by Peter Forster


 

 

Daily missive for Wednesday the 26th of July.

Be a stranger
To risk and danger
Live in shadow
Find safety
In the shallows
Out of the mainstream
Be a fugitive
Take to the water
Cover yourself with reeds
Pull them up closer
Over your head
Breathe through
A straw
Stay down
Ignore the call
Be afraid to climb
In case you fall
When there is a fire
A wild wood roar
A furnace
Of burning coals
Keep your distance
Worry about chilblains
Shiver from the cold
Dream of getting old
When youth
Has yet to let you go
Pass on by
Without a ripple
Take a little soda
With your tipple
Smooth out the wrinkles
On the bed
Upon which you chose to lie
Clean the bath
Write your own epitaph
Never cry
And make no sound
When you die.


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