Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Penates By Thomas Lanier Williams

Identities become confused
with chairs and rugs and such
when these for many years are used
to our recurrent touch...
A porcelain that's out of place,
The leaking of a pipe,
A ravel in a bit of lace,
or Melons over-ripe.
Can more disturb our consciousness
and cause us more dismay...
than maritime disasters or
Starvation in Cathay!


  1. Great piece, it puts things into perspective. Why get into those silly disasters or identify ourselves with our possessions? Definitely food for thought.

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