Guarding the Fort

If you ever come looking for the Master of Thieves

Perhaps you may say he is waiting for the penny to drop

Or the robber to draw a cross on the map

That marks the place, where your treasures are buried

The iconic eyes trapezes the moment left fallen

Is the moment left behind

From the deck window

Clouds bursting into mountainous aliens,

The white sprinkled with glorious rich pink

Reflections. Humans standing in an AirBus 380,

Naked eye to see something of a miracle

Clouds were not meant to be spied on

Up. This. High. The ninety mile stretch

A beach with palm trees, this bird eye view

Opened more than my eyes to see

What I have never thought possible

And this possibility

When was it stripped away?

Did you feel it as a shadow slinking

In, under the bed, a monster stirs,

Night cauldrons. Can you still touch

Fingers to chest and wonder or do you smother

The loss in chocolate cake and a tranquilizer

To ease the wild tiger down slowly for the dentist

To check it’s two front teeth.

Shall we use matches to take a draw or the tallest straw

To let us go on living at an exact address

To be identifiable to the faces of those who say

“They know us” or they “know” the truth

And in the mirror which mask do you take off

Before retiring to bed

The robber or the victim.

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philosophy, master of thieves

“To bread I do not ask to teach me
but only not to lack during every day of life.
I don’t know anything about light, from where
it comes nor where it goes,
I only want the light to light up,
I do not ask to the night
I wait for it and it envelops me,
And so you, bread and light
And shadow are”

Pablo Neruda

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  • erichbiemer
    erichbiemerabout 1 year ago

    what a great treat to read your words red….it does the heart and body good….

  • trish725
    trish725about 1 year ago

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

    Congratulations on your feature nicely written and presented

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  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooabout 1 year ago

    great write

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