Dogs 2009

HIDDEN AGENDA
(11/25/09)


hiding
behind a bible
I begin to resurrect
a written
past

a marriage
was made
and changes
required
to keep the peace
and ensure
domestic
tranquility

the poems
were too revealing
personal
twisted
embarrassing
so were removed
from public
view

time
to write
diminished
and those thoughts
of continuing death
and dismemberment
could find
no resting
place

but still
they keep coming
transcribed tenuously
in the nefarious notebook
behind these
doubting eyes

with no outlet
they build uncomfortably
blocked by a dam
of deliberate
inane sensibility

surely
a screed or two
would not rent
the fabric
of matrimonial
stability

I post
a few
from the past
and they look
rather harmless
buried layers deep
on an obscure website
with no traffic
but my own
and few disturbed
invitees

I always
had an inkling
that The Gospel
would one day
serve me
well