February 27, 2012


i trip and fall
down the eternal staircase
of this marriage
my bones popping and snapping
like kindling
as i bounce and spin
and twist
i am a dancer in a grotesque 

as my body
comes to a stop
on the landing
my crumpled form is a symphony
of pain
i slowly turn my head
and look up
i strain to see
what unseen forces caused me to fall
and there i see you
standing at the top

copyright © 2012 Kevin Routh

February 17, 2012

crocodile tears

the night was hot
nobody slept
the moon was full
the crocodile wept

the crocodile weeps
an ache in his heart
for the croc and his love
have been torn apart

copyright © 2012 Kevin Routh
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