Wednesday, January 2, 2019

More Than This by R.M. Engelhardt

More than just this,
 





A hand
A halo
A tryst




Swallowed up in imagery


Synergy, the electricity



Of a single, simple

Word




Phrases given by divine intervention 


Ecstasy or the need for flight
From God or Buddha,
Mohammad or the night





More than just this



Your love, your voice exists



Re-invents astrology resists where history
Temptation has been 


Genesis, or the temporal servants
Of the momentary rhyme
Or a monumental pause of the mind






More than just this, 





Poetry must be



Can be






Much more than just a drunk


Or a mere critic, a contagious madman


A martyr, a saint, your youth, your death or your age






This crime of sincerity


More than just an eternity







Forgotten.










About R.M.  Engelhardt:

R.M. Engelhardt is an author, poet & writer whose work over the years has appeared in many journals & magazines such as Rusty Truck, Thunder Sandwich, Full of Crow, In Between Hangovers, Writers Resist, The Rye Whiskey Review and in many others. His new book of poetry is called Coffee Ass Blues & Other Poems published by Alien Buddha Press (2018). He is also the host of The Troy Poetry Mission, an open mic for poets located in Troy, New York.  

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