#2,371 Such

Mike Bell/ April 4, 2022/ www.mikebellpoems.com/ 0 comments

mike bell poems poetry

Such full lust
[for any to look
at how great one looks] –
need will not be served well –
vanities scratched for a brief
[time & ageing’ll pull
on loose skin –
never enough
hours in a day to fix oneself]
& similar long complaints to
[perfection costs too
much on so many floors] –
home echoes more loudly if
it offers no love –
Looking on
looking glass shows a void –
auld women struggle before
& auld men struggle after –
reflection on us –
They build
micro-palaces on an estate –
places where we die to wait
for self-fulfilling prophecies
to blossom –
mother before
[in such circumstances]

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