Sandwiches

By tmanzano

You said,
from behind your catalogue
of farm furniture and evening nightstands,
it would be easier.

Sure, had you found
those epilogues you nurtured
through your youth, and tabled
to eat your vegetables, this would be
the moment to peruse.

Gladly, I will step in and speak
of strength and resiliency
but this is another matter.

...isn’t it?

Are we close? Is it time?

The days are weary and full
of spite; only known to us.

Everyone else cast shallow hands
into the murks of pleasure.

We pull our back
into the deep of it.

I and you, seemingly blind, purposefully
trudge our oars firmly into the swells
where absolution is said to be.

I can say, this may be a mistake. Yes.

... this is not the time.

Yesterday I watched you be kind,
not for the sake of kindness, but for what
they gave you, like sandwiches in summer.

I see us as merchants of those
intrepid of you, mostly because
they know little of us and their
disadvantages; smile for what we
make up for them.

I see. I do. I see how. I see why.

...but, today is not the day.

Sit back and listen to the dialogue
that eternally keeps us; keeps us here.

Intimate, until it is isn’t.

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Copyright 2019 tmanzano
Published on Saturday, August 10, 2019.     Filed under: "Poetry"

Author's Note:

Dialogue within is what keeps me here
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  • TropicalSnowstorm On Saturday, August 17, 2019, TropicalSnowstorm (1722)By person wrote:

    “Yesterday I watched you be kind, not for the sake of kindness, but for what they gave you, like sandwiches in summer.” - I found myself rereading this line over and over. This is filled with imagery that creates a scene in my mind, rowing out into the waves, as they crash into the sides of the boat... I too could go there, but today is not the day. Excellent piece! Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • tmanzano On Tuesday, August 20, 2019, tmanzano (226)By person wrote:

    Thank you... As always a pleasure to read your comments. Made a little change to it by the way... Changed "backs" to "back". I believe this my give the reader a little more insight. Thank again TS.

  • dwells On Monday, August 12, 2019, dwells (5696)By person wrote:

    A kindred spirit or an inner self: works both ways. Meanwhile, we maximize the minimums on a march towards tomorrow. Good to read you again my friend and cheers! - Dan

  • tmanzano On Monday, August 12, 2019, tmanzano (226)By person wrote:

    I find it hard to reveal to much and I become too obscure. know that makes it more difficult for the reader. I was hoping “dialogue” would be a positioning word. True though, works either way but more poignant for me from an internal source. Thank you Dwells. Always a pleasure to read your comments. I need to work on my foundation stanzas, but ilI like it when I make them stretch for it. I suck.

  • Bornfrompain On Saturday, August 10, 2019, Bornfrompain (865)By person wrote:

    I always look forward to reading your work! This was no disappointment!! Well done!!! - BFP

  • tmanzano On Saturday, August 10, 2019, tmanzano (226)By person wrote:

    Thank you dear friend. I find summer and me are akin to sundowning. I am eternally grateful for your comments.

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