59 Looming

sound of boots
pulled from stinking mud

from center
of a swamp
to hard ground beyond it

a map you won’t consult
because it may reveal territory 

road trip
you won’t take
for fear of dying
en route

to action through words

you won’t make
because it contains

a room 
you won’t leave in daylight

a door
you won’t open
you won’t even unlock
in case you have to walk though

you never asked to achieve

built from demands
that you justify yourself
before you go

About Tony Brown

A poet with a history in slam, lots of publications; my personal poetry and a little bit of daily life and opinions. Read the page called "About..." for the details. View all posts by Tony Brown

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