Fred Babbin

Rookie (1925 / Chicago)

Third Fig - Poem by Fred Babbin

I am not so clever
I am not so quick
As those who will endeavor
To burn their mortal wick
At both ends.
Besides, it‘s much
too late for me -
Life has made my wick
too damp, too weak.
I am so sick of life,
a way out's what I seek.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 11, 2010

Poem Edited: Thursday, February 11, 2010

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