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  Ending's Frayed Beginning
by Odin Roark
Sunday, June 17, 2012
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Preferring to not be anywhere else is a soothing state of mind. Nevertheless, ever-new experiences beg the continuum of reflection and examination, especially on this Father's Day where remembrances are special.

Ending's Frayed Beginning


          never without

we carry our
yellow pages turning
while patience longs for
woven covers
story drenched
thread-bare vanishings
of Time's sweet vigil

          we fear

like rivers undone by the sea
our tendrils of living


deceits rise like genies
through bottle-necked suppressions
duplicity's mist
layers hubris sans humility
while vacuous ether rising
gives nothing to something

          tenacious we

with acrobatic balance
our experience straddles the perfect woven
rainbow fabric stretched taut
shrouding Dread's weeping droplets

          but regret we will

our childhood
adolescence one
adolescence two
adolescence three
clumsily leaping to
octogenarian futures


left frayed
with annoying decay
split fingernails
wispy strands atop the pate
stubble holding yesterday's pureed remnants


to where the shreds of
threadbare tenacity settle?
or do they ever
settle, that is?
perhaps tattered fringes remain alive
forever our cherished philia and neikos of Empedocles?

Ending's Frayed Beginning

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Reviewed by Asa Seeley
after we have 'surveyed' where we've come from...then we can make 'the start'...of new beginnings. thanks for share

Reviewed by Budd Nelson
I have to agree with Jerry I don'ty spend a lot of time wondering why..I probably wouldn't understand the answer anyway. Bravo.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
Ah, the rights of living the life we live and we seem to always believe we are in charge, when in generalities we are so treading water and trying like hell to keep our heads from going under. From childhood in four parts, to the octogenarians (I'll be there in seven years), from childish drool to senile drool, we do what we do to make it that far and whenever we have lucid moments we friggin' ask ourselves why?
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