Friday, January 25, 2013

Letter to a friend


Did you ever stand
with your hands in the sink
up to your elbows in soapy water
staring out the window
listening to the voices?

there’s no reasonable escape
the only thing you can do is
make the best of it
keep your temper
hold your tongue
love them

Your second self
reflected in the window
mouthing
for god’s sake
take no prisoners
run

1 comment:

Zedd said...

Yes. Yes, I have done exactly that, numerous times. But never quite so succintly.
It's nice not to be alone talking to my window-self.
Thank you for expressing us all so beautifully Pen. I await each day's offering with baited breath.
Zxx