Seeking a Revelation
By Michael Power - Welland, Ontario, Canada - 24 May 2015
I live inside my books and between my ears,
safe and comfy places for this daydreamer,
who is carrying baggage, belly and bowels
into his sixtieth year. I am Donald Crisp,
the bit-part actor who played in hundreds
of long-forgotten black-and-white movies.
Hair hopeless, skin sagging, boxers baggy,
memory mushy -- at times -- facts fuzzy,
I am my father's son after all these years.
When will God bottle my wondering and my wandering?
I need to know, for I do not want to fade away,
locked inside my head, languishing in a loopy litany:
for women who will never love me,
for men who will never salute me,
for children who will never laugh with me.
Until I hear, I will keep reading and daydreaming.