Posted by: Ron DuBour | January 14, 2018

Tailings~by Paul Lenzi





“Heart Wave” by Adam Brett

abandon what cannot be kept
of the valuable fraction
for two thousand years

land’s end a conceptual
folly for land never ends
it just dives on its whim
beneath oceans the real end
is water incessantly slapping
intending to renovate faith
formed of bedrock and truth
left unmarred by philosophy
leavings of sand and stone
steadfast sufficient with gravity
footfalls for passage of men
who believe in the unanswered
answers that consternate
unwilling skeptical hearts

here at water’s edge froth
oversimple convictions
cool improvisations by
affable atheists fluid of
reason in wave after wave
of procession recession
progressing regressing
yet ever so fluent of doubt
in the ebb and flow language
of moonrise and tides
foaming arguments surge
then collapse under weight
of their very creation

for two thousand years
of the valuable fraction
abandon what cannot be kept


(From my book Pieces of Wine)


  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

    • most welcome always!!

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