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The Final Bus

The Final Bus



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Published by Terry Collett

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Published by: Terry Collett on Jan 10, 2011
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 THE FINAL BUS .I wait for the final bus, said Sassy, The moon kisses my youthful head with itsSilvery lips, the chill wind bites my darkFingers and toes, the ticking of time tastesMy flesh like a lizard’s tongue. I wait in The glass bus shelter, the glass reflects my Youth and skin, the shadows have potentialRapists, muggers, and nightmares foes, each stepI take betrays the fears I breed and feed,Each touch of wind a killer’s bloody hand,A whispered threat. I sit and feel the hotBranding of my forebears’ limbs, the slavesWho haunt my dreams and speak my tongue, I am The child of slavery, I hear the chains

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The last four stanzas were telling. The first few stanzas are great. Want to know the difference? Sassy's history was communicated through the images, the latter part of the poem was tied down by rhetoric/prose.
Phantomimic added this note
Intense and poignant, the whirlwind of our shared memories descend upon us at the most vulnerable of times. Congrats on the featured!
Carl F Maulbeck added this note
"the kiss of God" - wow, terry
Shyam Adrift added this note
a real good write Terry!
Daniel Essman added this note
Your empathic style serves us all well, Terry. Thank you for this beautiful poem which is, as always, so well phrased, down to the discreet couplet at the end. Merci beaucoup!
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Photograph by Arleen Hodge.
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