And they with balding heads,
their half-dollar spectacles,
and beards that almost touch
the floor (when they lie down.)

With smiling metaphors
and metaphysical similes,
and insights of all that’s nuclear,
I find it more–unclear.

Maybe it’s because I work
for a living–A real job
that pays real money
which is always enough
to be starving,
but not an artist.

A love found by the oceanside
or with the girl next door
seemed foreign to me.
Maybe it just didn’t happen.
Or I blinked
at the wrong time.

And sure I thrill at
the sight
of an exotic dancer
and see the statement she is making;
Except that she is naked.

(Torrid Literature Journal: Vol IV-October 2012)



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