been mostly faking it


the few times I’ve been real

I think you know


I’m shocked 

by my own ignorance


as much as by 

the happiness of others


I hear the circulation in my ears 

look at the stars and wonder 


if I’ll have time to read 

all the books I’ve bought 

◄ This Winter

What if tomorrow comes? ►


<Deleted User> (19913)

Mon 10th Dec 2018 10:32

Imposter syndrome. I can relate. And to the pile of books. Another great poem.

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Robert C Gaulke

Sun 9th Dec 2018 20:39


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Martin Elder

Sun 9th Dec 2018 18:49

I often have the same problem Robert. Will I have enough time to read all the books I have collected and still seem to collect. George Orwell once wrote a short story on his inability to keep up with both his cigarette and book habit. It wasn't the books that led to his early demise.

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