Tom Courtney

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Silly Things - Poem by Tom Courtney

a daily moment
Two worlds now
Without and within
Without so without
So introverted
What can I say?
What can I know?
What else have i?
I imagine that I see
from this narrow window
Checking myself again
Now it’s my trauma
When I will break again
A foggy shroud thickens
I’m a vessel cast off
Drifting in stillness
Writing of nothing
Thinking in miscalculations
I am unable
to command your presence
Slowly deeper within
Knowing and unknowing
A shadow now a whisper
Fare thee well
for I shall not remember
I am thinking only
silly things

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  • Callie Carroll (5/13/2009 12:08:00 AM)

    Didn't sound silly. I really liked the line 'thinking in miscalculations.' The story of my life. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 13, 2009

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