Kurt Philip Behm

What They'll Never Escape (+1)

People are afraid of what

they can’t understand

themselves most often assured


In the depths of their wandering

a voice cries out

a voice too close to ignore


People will bolt from that thing

that pursues

that thing that augurs to chase


With blinders on tight

and running in vain

—to flee what they’ll never escape


(Villanova Pennsylvania: March, 2018)


Be Most Careful


Be careful as you age….

when they try to convince you

that your rough edges need to

come off


Be careful when they say that

“Your words need to be more

carefully chosen and more appropriate

to the politically elite”


Be careful when they threaten those

things that you have developed over

time that they will never appreciate

or understand


But be most careful when they tell

you…. “We are really your friends and

have only your best interests at heart”

—be most careful


(Villanova Pennsylvania: December, 2015)



  • LaurašŸŒ»

    Oh yes...
    We can run,
    We can hide, but..
    We canā€™t escape!

    Something I learned
    a long time ago!

    An illuminating write!


    • Kurt Philip Behm

      .... or as Don Henley said: "You can check out, but never leave"

      Thanks Laura

      • LaurašŸŒ»

        TouchƩ my friend!

        Don Henley...the Eagles...
        a blast from the past!
        I remember him well!

        That was a great reference!

      • cloak

        I love this

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