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  Lamp Post Hotel
by Odin Roark
Friday, August 17, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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Friendship in a friendless city.

Lamp Post Hotel

Staring up from my park bench
Spartan newspaper blanket adequate
You flutter beneath lamp post warmth
And I envy
Oh how I envy

When at midnight
Like other nights
Lamp power shuts off
You drop to my chest

My eyes follow as you adjust
My night moth visitation
If only to shiver
Beneath my cupped hand

Our hearts pulsate together
Our insignificance
Still a sign of greatness
Our lives triumphant
Against a world’s cruelty

No blind chance this
Me of tears
Like Pagliacci
You of powdered face
Like a street mime
Sleeping clowns we
Welcoming the night’s carnival of dreams


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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/18/2012
A poignant picture of living on the street.

Reviewed by Darrell and Kathy Adams 8/18/2012
I am thinking a homeless person comparing a moth's state of being to his as he reclines on a park bench under his newspaper blanket, and thinking that although they may seem like not much to some, they really, in significant ways have signs of greatness and triumph in their lives. Then again it could all be a metaphore for Donald Trump and the little people. I am too literal today for sure. In any case I aplaud you for a very provocative write! Be well, Kathy
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 8/17/2012
a fine rendition about that elusive creasture
Reviewed by richard cederberg 8/17/2012
Honestly ... did this construct evolve from watching a moth? A white-faced moth? Perhaps i'm just cracked in my interpretation. Observant and creative is a good combination, Odin, for someone drawn to express with words. enjoyed ...
Reviewed by Bennett Kremen 8/17/2012
The "beautiful loser" being exalted by spurning the world, a world where winners push more and more hydrocarbons, create more and more nuclear poison, etc., etc., etc. etc -- no, we haven't seen this sort of sentiment in a long, long time. And it's good to find in this era of Donald Trump that someone's still wondering whether triumphant success is really the cat's meow.

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