You

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You let yourself in.

You

walked through doors

and floors

covered by a myriad of flaws

we never bothered to look at

,

You

placed your self

on internal shelves

I never wanted

to reach

,

You

barricaded your self

on levels which

were never warranted

,

You

collected dust

in bursts

dispersed

across the worst

outbursts

never previously rehearsed

,

You

went through phases

we called faces

in vases

always held

until they fell apart

;

But

you

Were never let in.

You

Never bothered to look at.

You

Never wanted to reach,

You

Were never warranted,

You

Never previously rehearsed,

You

Were always held.

Until

You fell apart.

 

© Hudson Biko

Photograph: SHTTEFAN

5 Replies to “You”

  1. A very sad, emotional poem. Failure, inability and unwanted … that goes deeply @ivor: “you collected dust in bursts, dispersed across the worst outbursts, never before rehearsed”

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      1. Biko, your poem is simply great! Lots, lots of emotion. I need always to read several times to get an idea, But then you read and you get pictures in your head. And you can watch, what it is about..of course the pictures are different from person to person!

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