Sunday, July 1, 2012

Compliant Child

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Too eager to please
somehow knowing
the key to survival
is submission
stuffing want and need
far far away

growing wiser
means understanding this:
being silent
avoiding notice
is far easier on the soul than attention

learning to bend will
to others
selling control
for lack of upheaval
a deadening but necessary

lessons learned in childhood
and youth
recreate the compliant child
into one ripe
for relationships


visible in waves coming off the street
baking my body to its core
a consuming sadness
competes for space stolen by hot hot hot
at searing summer days
making me prisoner of
cooler rooms
and dreams of yellow orange red
autumn days