Jon Edward Walker

Rookie (6-26-1980 / othello)

Hanged - Poem by Jon Edward Walker

Like the raccoon
that has chosen to hang itself above
my head since shortly after I was born
I feel trapped and lonely
out on a limb hidden
behind a mask
given to me by god.
my background is blank,
faded from the years
and the dirt on it
I am
by something I made
and broke with my own two hands

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 5, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 11, 2006

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