Mar. 14th, 2014

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THE OLD MAN'S LEFT ARM

they are as useless
as an old man's left arm
these words we throw
to the wind
that blows in our faces
like indirect slaps
we won't have to take responsibility for

punched with an amputated left arm
the arm of a cynical old man
who refuses to miss it
and its once gentle touches

we throw words around each other
like arms
disembodied
unattached to our shoulders
so we can walk away
shedding no tears

- From A Good Day to Go, Claude Bérubé


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