Present Unwrapped

Kurt Philip Behm

Present Unwrapped

 

Plan for tomorrow

live for today

the moment redeeming

 future caches

 

Say what you mean

do what you say

the circle enclosing

— truth on display

 

 

(Dreamsleep: February, 2024)

 

Palace Rules

 

No worse enemy

than an ex-friend

No better friend

— than an enemy turned

 

(Dreamsleep: February, 2024) 

 

 

 

 

Empty Promises

 

Caring not much

for what I haven’t seen

Deaf to those voices

still trapped in between

 

Caring not much

for what I haven’t been

Each promise stays empty

— not kept from within

 

(Dreamsleep: February, 2024)

 

 

 

White Buffalo

 

Can you …

Know

without thinking  

Win

without beating

See

without judging

Cry

without pain

Speak

without stricture

Come

without staying

Wish

without hoping

Share

without claim

Hear

without language

Curse

without malice

Hunt

without preying

Rule

without reign

Fly

without plumage

Dance

without music

Love

without taking

Die

— without shame

 

(Dreamsleep: February, 2024) O/L 2-26-2024

 

 

 

 

  • Author: Kurt Philip Behm (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 26th, 2024 15:29
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Comments1

  • Cassie58

    Four fine poems, containing much wisdom. Present unwrapped is my favourite. You are a talented writer Kurt.

    • Kurt Philip Behm

      Thanks Cassie. Much appreciated.

      Kurt



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