an oddity

Odd man out

 He cuts a lonely figure

Only he isn’t.

Avoided learning the language where he lives

To avoid tittle-tattle.

He is a failed poet too.

Rancorous and silent

But does smile and say thank you a thousand times

As is the norm in this country.

He wishes he could eat as much as he wanted to

But is constricted by diabetes

And a wonky heart.

He is often cranky.

Waits to set sail to the Saragossa island

He sends poems to a publisher, who answer but want money

He has published a few books

Which makes him feel like a fraud

His last wish is to be accepted by someone who will publish him

Not telling him he is terrific than asking for cash.

He finds facebook too nice

Likes the twitter where the truth is often spoken

And no one reads his work.

 

◄ a dreaming joureny

the price to pay ►

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Tue 5th Nov 2019 18:12

Jan in the mirror, an addendum to the title

Let those with eyes to see. see it my friend

without you, there is no light in your words

Po


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