Poems and Phantasms

Posts tagged ‘truth’

Only Attest

 

inside every moment

lies

a choice

truth

be told without

question upholding

the known down

to the heart of the

matter

at hand keeping

in mind particularly

what is

outside experience

time

and again

so

yields

actuality

If You’re Looking

Public Domain. Zygmunt Gloger, circa 1900-1903.

 

most of my tattoos are on the inside

engravings of childhood stories, deep as a well

etchings of songs that crackle with each echo

impressions of memories, prettier as they fade

and of course

the scars

 

I used to decorate myself

with notions and intentions, superstitions and pretentions

then truth came, burning

 

I look rather plain now

all the beauty got buried

it’s not skin-deep anymore, you know?

 

but the marks that tell my story are still here

you can see them

if you’re looking in the right place

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