Michael Mira

(08/04/1987)

Four-Finger Grip


If regret was personified,
it would be the aging
Yakuza gangster
who is constantly reminded
of his past mistakes
every time he breaks
a slippery china plate
in the kitchen sink.

Foolish youth who don't know
how to hold their tongues,
tame their arrogance,
are now helpless old men
with mutilated bodies
that refuse to heal.

Submitted: Monday, July 14, 2014

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