Augustus

Reaching

 

What is reaching,
what kind of rung?
Reach for right
Reach for Wong

Reaching, overreaching, success and greed,
all subsumed under achieve

Reality can be reached in two ways,
neither is pleasant

Reality is reached by opening your eyes,
wide to the truth

Some don't realize they've reached their limit
till they hear sirens.

Snicker, He reached for his gun,
I was quicker

When dreams cannot be reached,
another's trust may be breached

I believe my audience has reached its limit.

Augustus / Folsom, LA / March 2017

Comments4

  • valene

    thought provoking write. your last line makes you sound as though you're giving up though..hoping i'm wrong!

    • Augustus

      Interesting thought, and apropo as I have stage 4 cancer. Actually these were some musings, some silly, and I though the reader would quickly tire of them. Thanks for reading and commenting.

      • valene

        my best wishes go out to you!

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      • swingline

        Send to Don , maybe it would do some good . Nah , probably not . The man/boy lives in another world , a pigment of his own imagination .

        • Augustus

          I'm not sure I follow. Thanks for reading

        • alanis98

          I am so sorry to hear about your cancer. Your poems are always a great read for me. I hope you get better soon.
          Please don't tell me your last name is waters (so sorry if that's a bad joke)

          • Augustus

            Thanks for reading. I'll do the same in return.

          • P.H.Rose

            A bloody good poem
            Sir... I likey very much

            • Augustus

              You make my day.



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