Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Purple Mark’s Pen Strikes Back at the Park


Heart Struck Jack

Five clubs were within a few blocks
of the heart-struck jack of selected trades.
Which one wouldn’t remind him
of what he sought to forget
or was it remember?

The words of Kahil Gibran were in his head
‘You were born together’, but they were apart,
‘And together you shall be forevermore’,
yet it was more like ‘Nevermore’.

‘You shall be together when the white wings of Death
scatter your days’, however they were already parted.
They had just met and now he could not find her,
as though she had been but a brief tactile illusion.

Had she been just a dream
which had momentarily manifested in his madness?
Were there even any eyewitnesses
to give credence to his infatuation
or had he slipped over the edge of the abyss?

These thoughts plagued him,
did he so need to have another there
to prove his own existence?
It was not a comfort for him to realize this.

---Purple Mark 081311b

The prompts given were: 5 of ♣, Jack of ♥, and Kahil Gibran's lines:
'You were born together, and together you shall be forever'. and
'You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days'.

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