Concurrent unseen lives
Short and shallow rhythm
Waiting, working, feeding, washing, mending, making
Grinding machines and wheels
Bending backs
Bones, muscles, tears, sweat, blood

It is as it always has been
Means to an end
Meeting of ends

The exponent of existence
Blunt somatic fulfillment
Myopic acquisition
Before light is lost

Beyond our own disguise
Unburdened by distraction
Unfamiliar silence
Unbounded, unmasked reality

Concurrent lives past and future
As it always has been

Words by CPom
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Written on 2010-04-22 at 02:37

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Joan Black
I like especially this line: "Unfamiliar silence" - very good imagery, but you still need to make your language more expressive. Good luck!

Rob Graber
"Before light is lost"--I like this line, and the bleak realism of the poem. But it is "lights out" only for us as individuals; others will carry on! Let us NOT selfishly declare, with the economist Keynes, that "In the long run, we will all be dead." What WAS he thinking? That his generation was the last? To hell with those who come after?