Kurt Philip Behm

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A strange thing happens

  once you’re as old as your heroes


The mystery less enchanting

  the romance nearly gone


A stranger thing happens

  when you outlive your heroes


The nuances shouting boldly

   —permission now won


(Villanova Pennsylvania: June, 2016)



Darkness Runs


The night a gift

  though minus sleep


With dreams adrift

  and words to keep


Blankness woven

  connection spun


A poem born

  —dark on the run


(Villanova Pennsylvania: June, 2016)



Free & Clear


The night in riches

  my vault again full


The words overflowing

  old debts now annulled


The stillness a fortune

  its quiet sublime


The meaning unmortgaged

   —a poem divine


(Villanova Pennsylvania: June, 2016)