empty vessel

empty vessel

A Poem by terry smith

I am the
discarded skin
of a locust
clinging to life
like the bark
of a decaying
stump

© 2021 terry smith


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Great brevity. What a clear depiction of old age. Very clever.

Posted 1 Year Ago


terry smith

1 Year Ago

thank you .
this is a metaphorical miracle.

so few words, so much power...age has been on my mind lately...this poem reminds me that I feel like this discarded skin.
j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


terry smith

1 Year Ago

thank you.
Sometime we can feel empty. I understand your words. You said a mouthful of meaningful words Terry. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

I am glad you survived. My brother defeated cancer three times. I went to say good-bye in 2018 and h.. read more
terry smith

1 Year Ago

thank you. Sorry your brother has this awful disease
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

He learn to enjoy life. He is 54 years old. Cancer steal the best from us.

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