I Knew You

 

I knew you when our time was young

Unlike those other places,

(Those bare-bone traces)

Of our humanity

 

I knew you when there was

Nowhere else to go,

(Except, with the flow)

In preservation of our sanity

 

I knew you when you knew no other

Quite like me you said,

(With barely a hint of dread)

Or was it just humility

 

I knew you when we tasted

Of newly minted strains,

(Oh, we took great pains)

A pleasant form of vanity

 

I knew you when our pleasure

Caught sea and sky and wind,

(As if our souls were twinned)

In tryst of byzantine variety

 

I knew you when you floated

Into my life, in fashion

(Of strange and siren geisha)

Piercing the walls of my banality

 

I knew you when you thought

To know me for a while,

(Until I went out of style)

 A jocose and bleak finality

 

 

Copyright R.B.Franklin 01/05/06

 

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s