Face Value... - Poem by RIC BASTASA

we accept the value of
our front
faces, whatever that is,
we oblige
on the premise that no
man is an island
we continue with the facts
of our exitence
you are facing me and i
oblige with silence, a smile,
a nod, and some
common responses which
by all standards are
acceptable, no dice, no
odds, not evens, no ifs and
then the time for departure
like an expiration of a meeting
and we admit another survival
between us
nothing really important is
the usual casualness of
of bonding
it is like saying something
without expecting
what to know and understand
it is like getting in a bus
or a train and our eyes
focus on the changing
sceneries outside like
a flashcard of different lives
and then we arrive at
our destinations
we disembark all of us
taking nothing but ourselves
again and what to do
when we meet the real people
of our lives where the sense
of home is
once again entertained,
here, we say nothing much
but we mean and we are
understood at once
without much fuss.

Topic(s) of this poem: life

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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