Hans Ostrom

Silver Star - 3,879 Points (1954 / California)

Place In Space - Poem by Hans Ostrom

He needed something to take him away
From the place in the space called
His head. Not escape; no, a shift
Into a perspective that stuff didn’t
Stick to too much. Such as scenes
Of injustice (the same kinds
Of the people that were treated
As not-people are treated as not-
People today; if you, he thought,
Read, see, and listen, you will
Know this and so not deny it
I can't deny it, it sticks) ,
Yes, stick to too much,
Does the stuff, such as
By-now distilled toxic memories
Of personal shame and failure, failure
And shame and stupidities
And permanent confusions
But also excessively incisive
Insights (such as this whole
Fucking operation is a scam
and I must pretend it isn't) .
Listlessness full of dread,
Dreadful despair result
From the sticking-to of stuff,
So now yes he need something to
Take him away from the place
In the space called who he is.

Hans Ostrom 2015

Topic(s) of this poem: justice

Comments about Place In Space by Hans Ostrom

  • Pamela Sinicrope (9/3/2015 2:50:00 PM)

    I like this one.... A it free form thought with some raw emotion. I like your use of punctuation....it helps to build the meaning behind your words, carefully selected. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 3, 2015

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