Friday, March 14, 2014

Dreamed in a Colder Bed

"Your story does not suit our present needs."
And I agree, it cannot suit the times;
For it was crystallized in colder climes,
Dreamed in a colder bed that supersedes
The warmth and welcome that your office heeds
As bait for any buyer. Let the chimes
Ring out for those who match the paradigms
Which I cannot encompass. (He concedes.)

For I would be the first one to declare:
I have no fond connection to this age.
Its modes are all opaque beneath my stare;
I cannot greet it with familiar flair,
Or catch its modern rhythms on the page.
I trace the furrows of my own ploughshare.

-- Friday, March 14, 2014.

Once again, I'd welcome any helpful criticism of technique. I'm here to learn.

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