BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

OK ... new poems ... 2 of 10

I don't know if this will be taking me less time to do, but it was bugging me to have the TWO "btripp" things in these, one inside the cut, one outside. Again, not that anybody gives a damn.

                    STRANDED BEYOND RESCUE

                    things incomplete
                    and unavailable,
                    we can not span
                    the abyss of the day;
                    so out of synch
                    with the mundane
                    we miss the cues
                    that are to others plain
                    lost, alone,
                    left with nothing,
                    we curse the race
                    so blind, so deep in sleep;
                    we ache to craft
                    some dire arising
                    that'd snap the world
                    out of its dream
                    all efforts made
                    still turn up empty
                    as though we sought
                    to break stone walls
                    with just our fists;
                    no screams are heard,
                    no motions seen,
                    no shaking stirs the mass
                    stranded beyond rescue,
                    we can barely recall
                    when we were at home;
                    where's that land
                    with others like us?
                    over which horizon
                    does it wait,
                    if any but for death?

                    nothing we do
                    has meaning here,
                    all our striving
                    drains away unheeded,
                    leaving no mark,
                    etching no trace;
                    our days are without purpose
                    our nights without release

                             - Brendan Tripp

                    Copyright © 2002 by Brendan Tripp

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