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Allan's Poem of the Week: "Trampled"

Trampled

Are you on the road

to stop?

I mean, how long

will you travel?

Do you wonder

how much

you should endure?

You look tired,

friend,

like someone

worn out from

washing clean clothes.

Are you needed

elsewhere,

the you you’ve

trampled under

your own feet?

Shatter them!

They’re only clay.

Roll yourself

in a cart

to that river

alongside

and meet there

your invisible

angel

and feet of

wings.

 

From Allan Cox’s collection, “Haze at Noonday.”

Copyright© 2010, all rights reserved.

 

“Trampled” was selected as “Poem of the Week” by Facebook’s Watermark Poetry Group, June 6, 2010.