Having Dined with Banshees
proportional to violence
say the mystics from their deep palaces.
Introverted bone-like elegance
dresses every thinker
in light silk sincerity
souls and violins
we’ve come to understand as faith.
The Second Lives of Child Actors
Remember that guy
what’s his name – the one
with the muscles and the hair – doesn’t
look so good these days, I’m told – we’ve
gotta survive being young to get old
enough to feel
free and alive again – then question why
the famous ones are somehow supposed to
Then the rest of us get sad about learning
and forgetting how precious we used to be;
how only the movies we watched as kids
make us feel
the ways we wished we felt back then –
with fewer muscles and less hair
we’re angry – unlike
Charlie in the film.
I want to be where we can see
Light too old to comprehend
We’ll have only pictures.
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