when the machine breaks down
loss of bearings
or dropped breadcrumbs
no path back
there is no back
back is gone
enough hammering you with metaphors bleak+apocalypse?
if you are over 60 you know well these themes
if you are over 90 you just don’t know
where you are
where everyone went
when your name will be called
and you can leave the land of constant indignity
and land on the shores of success
..may you sail the seas of ambition
and land on the shores of succcess..
(entry in poet’s autograph book 1965 /Joseph Marlieb)
Fall 2022 ..all sissies will be shot on sight..