RIC BASTASA


You Cannot Own Me - Poem by RIC BASTASA

i do not mind if
you are away and i do not know where you are

if you wait if i ask that will be a waste of time and you know it
as you know myself too well

when you come back, if ever you change your mind,
i am still myself in the same house, same stairs, same room

i spin, and i am spinning, not silk, not ideas,
i move with time unceasingly

as always, i am expelling all cares, all loves, all hate,
all indifference

i am not from here. And you cannot own me.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 20, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 20, 2013


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