Thursday, April 5, 2018

@bernadettegeyer 's "Abridged Parable of the Old Young Man" for #Poemaday #NationalPoetryMonth


Abridged Parable of the Old Young Man

    Once there was
an old young man
who loved the moon.


    No. He was not old,
he was the moon
and I loved him.


    Once there was
a young old man
who loved the world.


    No. He was not young,
he loved me
and I was his world.


    Once there was
a new old world.
No. There was no world.


    There was no man.
I was the sky
inventing everything.



Bernadette Geyer is the author of The Scabbard of Her Throat (The Word Works, 2013) and recipient of a Strauss Fellowship from the Arts Council of Fairfax County (Virginia). Her poems have appeared in 2015 Poet's Market, Birmingham Poetry Review, Oxford American, Poet Lore, and elsewhere. She works as a freelance writer, editor, and translator in Berlin, Germany.



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