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The Law (9/13/11)

Updated on August 24, 2012



The Law

Walking now but with such repose

The geraniums peck at the door of my conscience

And it feels like a cold shower

On my eyes—they’re so hurtful to the blues

It’s like punching the flu.

Ideas ride my head in delicate waves

Breaking on Asian shores;

But the sidewalk plunks to my tread—

Caning the wild from my step

As things do.

Still my gait is dauntless

Because I’ve perfected the trip

With time, and faith, and compass

Like a hunt on the way—

A true passion for scouting the brush

While I can still take a nude breath

When money is the wind

And we barter for every kind of god

On a planet that sweats hell.

There’s a limitless that’s highly contagious;

And I’ve seen you sneaking your soul

Across cordons of grace with a pang of guilt—

It isn’t law or necessary.

I intend to shake that presidency

With a fire that speaks with blue flame.

Hope sped so far from the cradle

That nature is the jet in my dive—

We falcons kill what’s under to breathe.

Its currency is white ether—

Sound as lame as a pantomime—

Insight’s just a comet to the sun;

Humble as a monk.

No one can touch its weathers…

Only by reaching with stretched fingers

Can I dream the relish of its weight.

An ounce of its intangible busts

Its answers with questions that we chase like dogs—

I’m charged for its true meeting

Because I can’t break a trust

That came to me without Nature’s tell.

Imagination sips the cool and mathematical

Lollygagging so well;

And as I walk a lovely woman pauses

With an eye and a sell—

And that’s just gravity.

--Mike Head (9/13/11)


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    • Michael Head profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael Head 

      6 years ago from Boston, MA

      Thank you for interest, fellow hubbers!

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      Jake Frost 

      6 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      I completely agree with whonunwho, I think he said all that needs to be said. Well done!

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      6 years ago from United States

      I feel the strength and power that you convey in this work and all that is in it. A superb use of strong words to express emotions and done very well.


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