12 March 2010

Poetic Messages


if it pours out ceaselessly
you’re likely freed of
what you couldn’t
safely keep contained

a homily which brightly
says ‘better out than in’
explains your rogue impasse
in purely personal terms

and ‘getting rid of’ it is
closer to reality we mostly
shun for fear of shameful
compromise – but that

isn’t to say there’s no
message inherent in a
seemly pile of heave
beyond its fluent delivery
© 12 February 2010, I. D. Carswell