David Whalen

Gold Star - 5,283 Points (5/18/38 / Covington Kentucky)

Tell Me If You Know - Poem by David Whalen

I am as transient as,
And no more enduring…
Than the life and times
of the smallest insect
I am as gentle
as the feathered kiss
Of a capricious butterfly
…So what am I? …

As only shadows
are want to know
I come and go…
With easy ebb
and fluid flow
As hard to contain
As a handful of quicksilver
I slip through fingers
like moon’s mercury glow
So just what am I
…Do you know? …


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 21, 2011



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