Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Secret Nature

author’s note:

Just imagine: there was a time in my childhood when I wouldn't think of leaving the house without packing heat.

So you never know how someone's going to turn out.


Too many children are being kidnapped--!--

you can see it
in their faces--I saw
a five-year old boy recently
who resembled a politician
from the 1930s--

I can only hope
that frumpy lip
isn't permanently

what the hell got into him?

As is, he could grow up
to be someone who sacrifices
young men and women
to the sun god--!

There’s a tunnel under
one of those stones... 

but will he ever think to look?--

does he still sometimes feel
the secret that lurks
over his left shoulder?--

or has he already lost
real sense of touch?

Can I help him?--How?

I suppose
we'll just have to trust him
to discover, to uncover
his better nature...

haven't I asked others
so many times
to trust me to find mine?

© 2012, Michael R. Patton
shameless self-promotion

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