Lost

Image: Dan Pancamo
Image: Dan Pancamo

~

~~

~~~

A day gone

In the arms of

A hungry little monster

Skulking behind

A face alit with hope.

He moves with its vigour,

The hungry little monster’s.

But waits for the hope’s

Peace.

~

Another day,

Another posy of

Promising smiles.

He might get up today

With a frown finally wringing

Itself free. One with

The hungry little monster.

But he won’t.

~

The day breaks

All little armours,

Jostling through their chinks.

Light!

The armours cling and clank —

Soundlessly and noisily at once.

But there is light.

~

He likes this,

The play of light

With his chinks.

He wears

The usual smile

Like a buoy even though

The water’s paved.

~~~

~~

~

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Lost”

    1. Oh no! Where does the question of failing arise? You take interest in my work, and such interest, too. I am deeply indebted to you in more than simple ways.

      The intent was to generate interest in the man — to arouse a little pity. What are your questions? Are they related to the ‘little monster’? I don’t know what it is, either. Perhaps a situation? A vice? Definitely something that challenges his peace of mind and patience.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s