Erik Larson


As It Were - Poem by Erik Larson

piles of apples strewn and broken robbed as it were
from all they knew to be true
do you
think of these things you know as it were as a child might
that
inanimate objects might have feelings
the
anthropomorphism of a teddy bear
maybe
feelings have weight so
that
if a person believed hard enough
things just become true.
kind of like
God did, when He made us, right?
I mean, He just chose us.
like I choose my porcelain dolls.
to be alive.
well
we might as well do something. the linkin logs are all broken, Brenna, mom threw out my Legos and trashed my robots, well
we might as well do something with it.
there where the sunlight shafts peer through the maze of very old shutters and ancient curtains but they
do something unique don't they
with the dust it
comes
to
life.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 3, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 21, 2010


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