Responsibility did not begin in dreams

-but grew up there-

nor in the bed

with love as a lesson in utility,

But awake and attentive

for sight brings birth

its recognition

its ability to be known

to know

then duty comes

to handle

thought, emotion and evacuation.


11 thoughts on “Evacuation

    • Thanks. I wish the editors of various magazines/journals agreed with you. Also, the real genius of this particular poem is Yeats who influenced Delmore Schwartz who was then referenced by Frank O’Hara. I just came along and built off of their collective and superb poetic abilities.

  1. I think it’s great the way the muse strikes us when we read other’s work. I so agree with your comment about all the magazine/journals agreeing with your readers. Meanwhile we Write On…

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