A Deliberate Movement - Poem by RIC BASTASA

you plan it
and think about it for nights and nights
the reason why you cannot sleep

you draw on paper your schemes
for escapes
you put the arrows there
and mark the ultimate
freedom where light
with an x,

a big

there are caves there
and secret
doors and canopies
and false windows

and even quicksands
where a mistake
can mean


and there are gardens too
which look like
a prelude to castles
where seemingly
a princess lives

your ideas are plots
always plots
your theme is freedom
and always
it has always been freedom

you are never free
so you always
dream what you do not have

you wish of today
as the beginning towards
z, the point z, the
ultimatum of
this deliberate move
to escape,

i am tired of your
schemes and plots
and dialogues about

all i did to make you
think a little
before i sleep

is to put
the letter 'Y',

perhaps, it will calm you

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 3, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 3, 2008

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