Reluctant Tread

Reluctant Tread

A Poem by Sarai Akscyn

going to china, tripping to japan


After a lifetime spent,
   rebelling to both my detriment and joy.
I look in the mirror and
   find that strong girl had taken leave.
I ponder that. Perhaps the shame gobbled her up.

I don’t recognize the image
   reflecting ordinaries back.
As if I’d slipped off somewhere
   taken my flavor spots into hiding.
I cannot find the anger that tripped them off.

Do I quest to find myself?
   Seek to reclaim the spritely?
Will wandering some new lands crop
   another piece of me? Do I even want the piece?
I hope there’ll be yellow lights to watch for before squinting, slamming into reds.

I’ll probably just frolic about mindlessly. Such is my habit
   … follow the sparkle and music around; find something tasty to munch.
Bounce, inhale, shuffle and sway. Catch some cold into shivers; then hot sending quivers.   
     Clamoring spirits … get me caught up in the flutter.
Just to be counted in.    Another nameless black maned head.


© 2009 Sarai Akscyn

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I tip-toed in, amazed at all the wonder of the lines, I leave reluctant, wanting to know what's on the next page . . .

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Sarai Akscyn
Sarai Akscyn


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