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


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


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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