7.08.2015

Roswell

Maybe you were sent
to remind me of my belly
full of bold assertions,
or perhaps you were meant
to paint my dreams
such that I remember what I am.
You are part of what lies
beyond the here,
and now I've found a circle.
Maybe the aliens burnt you in the dirt,
fueling you with enough evidence
that I believe you.

Gentle Readers, today is the anniversary of the Roswell thing, so I give you my perennial-favorite poem. "Roswell" was published in my first book, Responsive Pleading, which can be purchased via Amazon or directly from yours truly.

11 comments:

  1. You weave the images of the 'Roswell thing' so tightly within the threads of human relationships in this piece. We do not have to go far to find alienation, or to seek its opposite.

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  2. I adore "perhaps you were meant to paint my dreams such that I remember who I am." Brilliant.

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  3. Roswell...will we ever know the truth? Perhaps the assumptions of an alien visit are all we need.

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  4. Deceptively simple and beautifully deep.

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  5. Ah.. the mystery of that Roswell thing.. a deeper purpose maybe. Or maybe it's a mirage.

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  6. Very nice. It does make one wonder.

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  7. Still my very favorite of your poems. Still the one that leaves me with butterflies in my tummy and hope in my heart.

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  8. I still find this one compelling, provoking thought and consideration of what might be.

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  9. Love the mystery of "perhaps" in this piece.

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  10. I really like this! Very cool.

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