Diamonds & Pearls (+1)

Kurt Philip Behm

An Old-Man-Child

in an adult world

Alone in their gather

of cocktails and swirl


Again but an alien

as when he was eight

The steps to acceptance

he’s loathe to retrace


The pomp and the patter

falls deaf on his ears

Each slap on the back

reinforcing his fear


An Old-Man-Child

in an adult world

shunning their presents

—midst diamonds and pearls


 (The New Room: June, 2023)


Time Lost


The smallest possible infinity

divorced from first and last

A black hole caught inside itself

—time lost in future’s past


(Villanova University: June, 2023)

  • Author: Kurt Philip Behm (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 5th, 2023 12:06
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 3


  • hotidris

    Nice poem about an old-man-child.

  • Kurt Philip Behm

    Thanks again for reading.

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