Friday, April 2, 2010

loss of an icon

there used to be
something about you.
an unknowable essence
which was out of my reach.
there used to be this
dynamic, unyielding presence.
I thought that was
the ultimate goal that I sought.
now I see the frailty,
the desire slides through
and exposes in the sunlight.
it can’t be hidden
by the years on your head.
we are all simply human,
none of us exempt
from wanting and desire—
the relentless chain of events.
some play the game
of appearances better than others.
but, let’s just be human
and screwed up and vulnerable
let’s be honest
and not try to hide
it from ourselves.

No comments: