There But...

A man sits Hard on the Convenience
Store wall
Struggling with the weight
Of his bones,
Fighting with the weight
of his ancient wings—
broken down by all the penance made
in hasty bargains
With fleeting things.
Widening holes
Growing deep
In the darkness
Around his inconsistent frame
Convinced
He has made his best bargain yet
Convinced
He is made of
braver things
than all the passion’s lost
or the wars once waged. He
takes the change
held out to him
no matter what its cost,
no matter what its worth
stumbles back after a thought
to buy another soul
that won’t wear so thin
before he falls asleep again.

There But...

Timothy Wilkendorf

Saint Paul, United States

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There but not there. There but for the…

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