All leaving is betrayal.
-- Dan Maguire – Leavings
Over forty or fifty years our houses
Waited for our stories to begin like a wind
Chimes hesitant first notes.
I came over for a game of chess
All I wanted was to play a game,
But your children wanted to laugh out loud,
Forget they are old men and the games must stop.A friend of mine often quotes, "A poem is never finished, only abandoned." I cannot remember who it was who said that, but it's true. I've been puttering away at this stupid thing for three years. Still no title (secretly, I hate titles, don't like reading them, don't like coming up with them), still the feeling that it needs something, but not knowing what that something is. Unless the Holy Spirit decides to give me an epiphany I bid it adieu. The epigram is a line from my friend with the quote.
posted by Out Of Jersey | 6:25 PM