Pretentions, Perhaps

If you need smaller conversation from me
Don’t hesitate to appeal my generosity.
I am not as unbreachable as I may seem.

For this intricate and ornate wall
Of poetry erected amidst our common space,
A quieter soul eludes your sight.

Words are tremendously beautiful;
However far simpler things are staked
To contentment.

Perhaps it is the duality of man
To wager his fate upon the fertility of pretentions
Then vindicate his compassion in tranquility.


Copyright 2014 by Michael Marsters.
All rights reserved.


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