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Line of Sight

A rock and a hard howl settles between the line of sight
a sad place to be when not to be believed
Vinegar pricks to the heart
even though truth spoke

The disbeliever is saddled up riding the past, understandably
even though truth spoke
Elongations from smattered history shortened the ears
The deeds of before the winner, understandably

To speak or not to speak
To howl or not to howl
To accept or not to accept

Tears will not, cannot glue
nil adhesion
feet slip on the slippery slope

Shoulders sag into the resignation
Throat closes on the hoarse
Eyes slur about the haze

an open palm holds the promise of love to champion the wolf

© K S Hardy 2012

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  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderover 2 years ago

    beautiful poetry…great description…for the need at times is beyond my world….

  • sandra22
    sandra22over 2 years ago

    I have this personal mantra, affectionately called ‘accept and discern’. Have I ever rambled to you about it Doll? :)
    A lovely write about the ‘accept and discern’ of life :)
    Sandra – Kitty :)))))) xx

  • rjcolby
    rjcolbyover 2 years ago

    I was reading about a fellow who paints in wine, and needs to reduce it sometimes for deeper color. He once forgot some on the stove and burned it, which deepened the color more. So maybe with tears, boiling them down might increase adhesion and problem solved. :) Not…
    I love lemons, as they make all else seem less tart, and maybe even a bitter pill less so.
    Either you have me thinking, or that is just what I do… I like that.

  • ModernMythology
    ModernMythologyover 2 years ago


  • timbuckley
    timbuckleyover 2 years ago

    ah! you weave a magic with your words wonderful

  • evon ski
    evon skiover 2 years ago

    wow! deeply impacts.a hard howl indeed. shit this GOOD!!!

  • Tony Wilder
    Tony Wilderover 2 years ago

    A wise poem KS, so much truth in it. Looking forward or back offer are both deceptive and alluring causing you to give up now by living in the past or future, neither of which exist except in thought. A good one for me to read today! :)

  • erichbiemer
    erichbiemerover 2 years ago

    a resonate and deeply felt work…bravo……

  • devotee1
    devotee1over 2 years ago

    Great write, Karen!! I keep my hands open, palms up all the time…a problem when under trees and power lines. xxx

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