I Get It

Posted: January 24, 2016 in Uncategorized

I toss off a family anecdote that becomes a catchphrase 

I deploy it to show how clever I am

The smartest guy in the room has the most control

If the truth isn’t compelling I’ll resort to sleight-of-hand

We do what we must to induce understanding


I’m a native earthling trying to communicate with aliens

Confronting an awful certainty I am the invader I am the other

A mute ghost the truth spilling from my black silent mouth

Sludge of doused fire puddled in the belly of a dead furnace

I want to scream but choke on wet ash a mess of my own making


No one gets it I get it

  1. TJ says:

    I get it!


  2. Bob Burkhardt says:

    somehow a screenplay


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