dark stranger feigned foreigner

On a downtown Vancouver street,
I stopped walking to let the rain pass me by, and I listened to it for a moment. That was when I first noticed the words you had once made ring inside my ears were no longer there. Your jovial tongue had snapped and strangled you one more time and you, as if it had been written in a book, became a stranger once again.

I shuffled my shoes along the sidewalk
as I passed by your apartment, and I turned my head upward to watch the rain beat strongly against the building’s burgundy-lacquered façade. Somewhere inside, you were sitting in your bed with a deep intensity riding along your brow.

Dedication is such a sane word
for one who will bend his knees and arch his back towards that Image of Woman in order to keep the reality of her likeness: Young, comfortable, and arrogant.

When a man sees the face
of a beautiful woman imprinted on his bed sheets, he envisions the likeness of her eyes, the bridge of her nose and the form of her brows and lips among shadows and creases created by distorted streetlights. Everything else is forgotten in a dream.

Yesterday was your day, Don Quixote.
Saturday, November 11th. Those voices inside your head cried out for freedom, but still here you stand against each one. And now your friends Panza and Picasso have died, their bodies placed in the same dungeons as your loveless family, where you had crossed out the hate and the love until no one but Apathy was seriously remembered by you anymore.

Your recent encounters with your dragons
drove you to this point; and still tomorrow, you will sit reading in a café at the dirty street corner, thinking of your next move, of your next coffee and of the next bus that will come by.

For this you will go too far, because of your young comfortable arrogance.

dark stranger feigned foreigner


Beaumont, Canada

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This poem was written with venomous anger. I had little understanding on why I was wronged, I may never know why fully.

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