Marcus Smith Poetry

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  • Marcus Smith Poetry Marcus Smith Poetry (10/24/2012 12:56:00 PM)

    Aung Si
    Comment: Thoughtful poem and written in a fantastic fashion. Loved it.

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  • Marcus Smith Poetry Marcus Smith Poetry (9/20/2012 3:06:00 AM)

    You have a new comment about your poem: 58 DEAD IN CARGO:
    Marcus, thank you so much for writing this. I feel so sad and feel like crying while reading this poem and it is important that you have given life to this fact in our world through your lines. Thank you very much.

Six Words About His Life

I knew. For years he kept the curtains closed
and paper-clipped together, stayed inside
slumped in a reclining chair, fingering papers,
ringing a small brass bell each time for pills
and the maid to bring his fraying pale blue ledger
every two hours, in this house precise as death.

The same strict hours codify years like death,
each hour like the others with curtains closed

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