Too-Meek Man

No grand gestures now. Such things take
More hope than I have. You won't be
Coming back. I look outside to see a fierce
Wind rip at trees, and icy waters overflow
The river's banks, and how I wish that
I could model words which would possess
Such force that you'd be blown, be borne
Downriver, into these arms which you've
Spurned, but I know better. I know who
It's clear that I am doomed to be: a
Too-meek man at a computer, pounding
Out a trail of poems, filled with sundry
Moans and sorrows, not the sort you
Might have sought, a paragon of hope
And boldness, keen to make the gestures
That you won't receive from me.

Poetry by Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2019-03-15 at 01:44

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josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Great use of language!