Posted by: Ron DuBour | November 20, 2017

Conscience~by Paul F. Lenzi





“Sphinx” by Lou Bermingham

like the stern couchant sphinx

whose stone leonine paws

left no prints in the sands

or the muds of the Nile

you sit watchful with secretive

maddening patience

knowing the sinks that

hide tombs of the pharaohs

and all my unuttered

raw motives and fears

just watching and waiting

for sands to give way

exposing the meal

you will hungrily make

of my weaknesses



(originally posted April 2013)


  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

    • most welcome always!!

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