Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Cliff-face Gentleman

The cliff-face gentleman has missing teeth,
which lay now in the surging creek below.
One by one loosened by the passing seasons,
each succumbed to gravity and fell away.

He can see them down there, silent and aloof,
underneath the bright and crystalline current.
Eventually they will all be pushed downstream
never to be seen by his stony eyes again.

With a gaping frown, he peers down forever
as the night-shadows deepen upon him.

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