old men

by dm gillis

today I will leave the old men alone
the sidelong window ones
searching for lost things
each in his ghetto room

ghosts, the bullet dead suicides
& all of the natural causes
the ever-loved now extinct
somewhere in a heap

I will not look up
to see the nothing in their eyes
which once saw first times
but cannot honour them now

 

 

 

 

 

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