Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Slightly Slanted, Slightly Enchanting Bench By Jasen Sousa

A Slightly Slanted, Slightly Enchanting Bench

On the outskirts of the city’s dirt and grime
is a secret place hidden by tall trees and twisting trails.
Put together with concrete bookends and rusty nails
is a slightly slanted, slightly enchanting bench I call mine.
It stands there and waits for me to arrive
after my hectic schedule which ends and begins again at five.
Painted with shadows, limbed brushes sketch over the sun’s shine.
Leaves fall slowly from the sky without a chance to say goodbye.
Every time I come back I hear the same bird cry,
it saves me a seat, it knows I’m on my way.
The perfect place to end one part and begin the next part of my day.
When society tries to leave me behind
as the world moves fast,
this bench is where I go to clear my mind.
A lifetime elapsed.

Taken From
Selected Poems of Jasen Sousa
Comprised of works from:
Life, Weather (First Collection of Poems Written At Age 17) (Not In College)
A Thought and A Tear for Every Day of The Year: A Poetic Diary (Written Between ages 18-19) (Stint at Suffolk University)
Close Your Eyes and Dream With Me (Written During Early Twenties) (Bay State College)
Almost Forever (Written During Early Twenties) (Bay State College)
A Mosaic of My Mind (Written at Age 24) (Beginning Emerson College)

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