Today's poem is by Caryl Pagel

A Vision

I am aware of birds in the gutter as I awake

The sounds they make

I am aware of the static of my own sounds          a blank new quiet

A warning from above          & from below

See: there are dark soldiers at my back

They compose an army

This morning I am aware that if I take one step forward they will take one step forward

If I take one step back I will join them

Copyright © 2012 Caryl Pagel All rights reserved
from Experiments I Should Like Tried At My Own Death
Factory Hollow Press
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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