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Red Beard

What do you see?
I don't know.
A beard that's red
Long and knotted like string
Knotted like intestines
The colour of blood
What do you see?
A mirror
What do you see?
I don't know. I can't
Be sure.
How do you ever know?
What is a name
If not something so
Futile. Irrelevant.
A label that means
Nothing, really.
Nothing about who you are
Can you learn from a name
Anything?
Anything that means anything
To anyone?
No.
Like age.
The number of years
Your body has been on earth.
How do you know how many years
You have lived?
How can you decide when life begins?
You
A mortal man
Just like everyone else.

What do I see?
A beard that's long and red
What do I see?
Red beard.
Long and red
And knotted like intestines.




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sunrise_faerie said...
Feb. 2, 2011 at 8:58 pm:
Wonderful! :D
 
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