The Fuel Is Getting Low

my inner font of language

is drowning

at the bottom

of my well

of weeping

diphthongs and consonant

sounds begin to take shape

and fall away from my lips

before pen gets to paper,


no, taken, actually,

by a collector

one who takes,

appreciates greatly,


but gives so little in return

and my inner flame

is growing dim

the fuel is getting low

i dig and dig and dig inside

but inspiration has

vacated today

(and cleaned out

the mini bar, too)

From Soul Echo, 2010

(ISBN10: 1448927050, ISBN13: 97814488927050) Out-Of-Print

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