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Homo by Camy (2019)

 

You are getting faint now, my love,
you who once shone so brightly -
the weft of early dreams,
wrapped around the questioning
warp of my low esteem.

I fucked my hand thinking of you
sleeping across the dormitory -
the snores, the grunts of others,
the soundtrack of my quest.
Was I evil... or was I blessed?

Swift fumbling moments treasured,
stored safely, deep within my mind -
our youth, what fun! Lived to the full,

a halcyon time, long put to rest.
Homo homini lupus est.

 

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Lovely wistful poem. Man is wolf to man. Sometimes a man acts like a wolf to another man. So much could be made of that short statement! Could it not be the basis of a story, Camy?!?

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Wistful memories or maybe wistful memories or wishful thinking. Either way nicely put but I find the final tag leaves me with a feeling of ambiguity of motive in the narrator.

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Thanks chaps! You guys and your comments always make me happy!  :conga[1]:

On 1/17/2019 at 9:54 AM, Pedro said:

...I find the final tag leaves me with a feeling of ambiguity of motive in the narrator.

The narrator especially thanks the chocolate Lab.

I guess you could see it like that. But the poem isn't contemporaneous: it's a once naive narrator's hindsight.

And, in hindsight (and with an added 'by') I could truncate it to this:

You are getting faint now, my love,
you who once shone so brightly -

a halcyon time long put to rest by
Homo homini lupus est.

 

 

 

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I love ambiguity. This is very nice, indeed, Camy.

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