Gus Schreiber Poems
|1.||To A Lost Boy||12/6/2011|
|7.||A Master Conversationalist||12/9/2011|
|8.||Transfiguring The Smile Of A Child||12/9/2011|
|11.||Emerging From The Water, Enameled In Slime||12/12/2011|
|12.||The Defeat Of Sunrise||10/15/2012|
|14.||Who Stole My Hatred?||12/20/2011|
|16.||Alone In The Darkness, Watching Television Of Course||12/9/2011|
|17.||A Person Can Love||12/18/2011|
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A Person Can Love
Do you think that I ever did anything
But bury self loathing in between your legs?
You were my penance and I loved you so dearly
Like a coward who suddenly loves God in the hour of need.
The sins of my past found me through you
And I was all too ready to kneel at your alter
Accepting the lashings I knew I deserved
Never thinking whether I owed them to you or another.
And I stuck with you, through lies and deceit
Traversing through tunnels of other mens’ carving.
I spun yarns of your past of such understanding
To make judgment yield and make bitter pain...
The dissipation of contempt
and a thousand displaced fingers
could carry us like smoke,
dispersing carelessly in the wind
but the door is locked
and our frozen image
in a dank and humid basement.
The light bulb hangs from its cord,