Treasure Island

moon batchelder

(04-27-55 / bemidji, minnesota)

I Can


i can tend to my petty concerns
if i want to..
bask in delights of some passion sublime,
sufficiently justify sins of omission
mortal transgressions, the squander of time.

i can temper my leisure with
blatant ambition,
manifest blessings or issue a curse,
meander indefinite into the labrynth
or determine a destiny not yet rehearsed.

i can slowly devise an exotic
escape plan,
re enact my commitment to former design,
acquiesce unto previous forms of persuasion,
or perversely insist upon changing my mind.

i can utter a spell with specific
intention,
evoke a reality somewhat surreal,
and gracefully deign to embrace every pleasure
a body of flesh has the leisure to feel.

i can rise, if i want to, to every
occasion,
or fall to the thrall of some loathesome despair.
i can out-live eternity's brief installation
or lay down my body and die
without care.

Submitted: Sunday, January 14, 2007
Edited: Saturday, December 25, 2010

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (1/14/2007 11:39:00 PM)

    SIMPLE YET DETAILED....ORDNARY TOPIC, YET EXTRTAORDINARILY EXPRESSED....AND ONCE AGAIN, MAJOR KUDOS FOR SUCH CLEAN, CRISP & FLUXIVE VERSING................................F j R (Report) Reply

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