Love · Nature

A Man of Wood (mahogany poet) 3/27/18

Steel

Cold Steel

Shapely, Courageous

Strong

 

a man of wood

let me burn

I don’t deserve the steel

 

splintered tongue

tattered oak

leaves out of my throat

my plastic words

my sandy thoughts

mahogany poet wrote

I wish wood wouldn’t float

 

Steel

Cold Steel

I wish I could improve

but steel leaves me no room

 

Wood flirts with fire

in tiny steel tubs

wood tries to smelt himself

to knives, nails,

and guns

 

It doesn’t matter truly,

steels better for hearts and homes,

wood just pretends to know

 

a man of wood

let me burn

I don’t deserve her steel

I tried to learn,

I tried to build,

but all wood fucking does

is feel

 

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