I had forgotten small minds
of old men whining,
the Sisyphus among us

whittling clever epithets,
quivers-full of poisoned-tipped
displeasures flung

at the centers of open hearts
in full bloom
I had not yet seen.

                                     for Curtis


5 responses to “OLD MEN WHITTLING

  1. Peter Notehelfer

    Curious: some things grow sweeter with age, and some simply grow bitter . . .

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    • It is curious, all in the eye of the beholder. I don’t quite understand why some people want to perceive things and events as worse than they really are — there’s almost always a good side to look for.


  2. Peter Notehelfer

    More nurture than nature, I think . . .

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  3. Imagine how sad and dark a heart must be to spew poison from it’s ventricles. Empathy for happiness unknown.

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