My HunterThe SimpletonThrough a Mirror DarklyNotesThe CityResolveNon-PoetryMental BlocksQuartu
The Epic of Heart and MindThe Insatiable HungerThe VanishingDrive-by Change of SelfOur Every-Hero
Just Some Stray, Scurrying ThoughtsDarknessCreativity's WhimsyDeath
All Writings and Images Copyright © Court Bennett 2010

For every lesson,
Every jot and tittle,
Every trip and limp tale,
We teeter on the precipice.
Grappling with the obtuse, problematic,
The inconsiderate,
Clinging purple-fingered to one shiny hope-
Let not life do to me
What it has done to them.
Let me do to life
What I will instead…
But they have bricked up their ears,
Built their fortress walls toward their own insufferable frailty.

Praying with the self-same prayer language,
We all recognize our tensioned resolve
Is but a prickly poltergeist, and gone.
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