Day: July 4, 2017

Vagrant on the Hinterland of Time [poem]

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I am a vagrant on the hinterland of time
a whirlpool wanderer
washed by unsolved crimes —
a fugitive, footloose, fancy-free,
who knows not where he’ll come to be.

Vagabond vagaries invade
what oncely was my private hell
while all the while,
imprisoned in the straggling cell
of nothing’slikeitusedtobe,
unsettled waves of
stroboscopic straycat blues
unremittingly splash my desert boots
challenge my mordant roots
treat me like a prostitute
leave without an interview
bring me into disrepute
(in spite of which my knighthood grew).

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