Bewilderhof – 38

April 8, 2015 § Leave a comment

Bewilderhof – 38
Chapter 38
– a meeting concludes 
– been,
                       he had
since youth,
swayed by       this
director of unending
tutelage 
           stayed
unbent
to be, covered (as if rime,
these arctic utterances)
if not warning,
         the zest of one then
– derived from scrapings
of evidential dilemma
& taking up residence 
in the 
bitter portion 
    of tongue 
repeating 
      (as circumstances demanded)     circumstantial 
          pejoratives
against the simple
and weak willed
repeated and again
should a stumble 
into the alley
of forgetfulness   leaves
the agenda unattended to
there is a pebble collector 
to be considered 
one who wants answers from
daytime stars
but refuses to listen
        even to his own
        circuitous 
        devotions
that he mutters
walking the hedgerow
      – the line of possession 
or drawing a cup
from the spring
a beachhead ahead
        if taking into account 
        tattered banner
        fractured mast
rising above horizon 
these thoughts (forming as quorum to drive validity)
were 
the thing
that maddened
his days
she left him with 
a kiss and a caution
he left a 50
picked up his 
      keys
and shaded his eyes
against 
the impulse of the sea
(c) 2015 Fred Whitehead
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