The Poet

Through the eyes of a poet one sees;

the majesty,

the retribution,

the prosecution,

the alienation,

and the reconciliation.

As the poet stares into the face of death the poet finds beauty and stealth

the poet finds awe and grandeur

and finds himself to be less mature.

As ages past creep into his mind

a story for each isn’t far behind.

The poet sees the bravery and the pageantry.

But worst yet, the poet sees,

the reality…

February 12, 1990