Voices

 

When he hit

The ground

He had a strange sense

Of birthday balloons

Being cut free,

Not knowing where

Going somewhere.

And a distant thought

That he was dying,

Not wanting to leave

So much to do

So much unsaid,

Then he heard

Voices.

Stephen Nesbitt ©

From “So Here We Are” www.StrangersAndPoetry.com

2:08 PM August 5, 2017

 

Dreamers

It was houses and boats

And the notes we wrote

To ourselves,

With plans and charts

Landscapes and voyages

That kept us moving on,

One foot after the other,

Some said dreamers,

Dreamers,

But we smiled to ourselves

And bought lottery tickets

And long shot investments

And wrote notes that read,

What is a life without dreams?

Stephen Nesbitt ©

From “So Here We Are” www.StrangersAndPoetry.com

1:11 PM July 3, 2017

 

By Mid-Year

By mid year

Much of the world

Was in turmoil,

Abnormal was normal

And normal was suspect,

The Stockholm syndrome

Seemed mainstream,

Gender rejected

For a neutered mutant,

A wrong pronoun brought fines

Words could bring jail,

Violence and crime

Were downplayed,

Those recording,

Asking and questioning

Detained,

Is there any irony in the fact

That a country that once tried

To exterminate a race,

Was spearheading the overrun

Of countries by refugees

And questionable others.

Stephen Nesbitt ©

From “So Here We Are” www.StrangersAndPoetry.com

8:54 AM May 30, 2017