Casting Off The Bow Line

Kurt Philip Behm

Casting Off The Bow Line



my unwed darling

I’m married

to this dream



calling out to me

betrothal thus




a Siren’s calling

Feted tween

the sails


Truant winds

to act upon


tell the tale


Setting off

this final time


in my hand


Truth when hoisted

up the mast


— commands


(Dreamsleep: February, 2024)


So Imbued


Crime without sanction

honor among thieves

Tomatoes tomattos

prudish obscene


Rules as their written

intention entwined

Good becomes bad

sight becomes blind


Credence engendered

by those so imbued

A prince or a pauper

depends on your view


The world in a tailspin

no two think the same

the baby the bathwater

— praising the blame 


(The New Room: February, 2024)



Time Awaits


Not connected to

the dollar



never wed


Engaged to no one

but himself



his own bed


All fame and fortune

lost to fate



of mind


Whose future readers

time awaits


His legacy

— to find


(The New Room: February, 2024)





  • Author: Kurt Philip Behm (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 24th, 2024 16:32
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  • Cassie58

    Each one of these three poems is a little gem. I enjoyed reading them all. Thank you for sharing them.

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