Awoken by Poetry





I saw a man’s face:

craggy, lined, jagged, long,

tired, sad, thoughtful,

downturned,

Australian

Like a worked mine.


I awoke

thinking about the face

in the dark night,

hoping like hell I wouldn’t forget it

or—worse—that I wouldn’t forget

the simile.






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