A Beggar’s Song

My last attempt

to circle the square

anger takes the throne

 

Isolated

no longer to share

servitude alone

 

Wandering unsure

things left unsaid

words to disappear

 

Into the dark

deserted forlorn

heightening my fear

 

The ladder broken

every rung

unable now to climb

 

Direction gone

a beggar’s song

—with nothing left to find

 

(Valley Forge Pennsylvania: October, 2020)

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