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Below is the poem entitled Cornered which was written by poet Ken Carroll. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I am cornered
by the solemn
barrier of the evening
somewhere, somebody
is adorned with happiness...

Silenced by fatigue
console me birthing clouds
roll into my deepest dreams
a distant thunder different from death...

A woman comes and goes
coming to touch
the waiting years of a man...

I recall her long black Hispanic hair
as I count the fingers of the setting sun
my eyes choke for the moon of her lips
I resemble the shadow of a body
a shadow found facing the west
seeking without finding a path...

Laugh loudly shadow
maybe for an instant
she really loved you
forgetting her does exist
even though it is like
walking over hot coals...

I will drive down 
to the grocery store
where the meat
of my memories
hang in strips
in the cooler...

Then go back home
and remember
the blind wind
once whispered by her lips...

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  1. Date: 8/5/2013 5:17:00 AM
    Very descriptive and expressive work..Unique in its creation..Thanks for the visit to my work..Sara

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 8/5/2013 6:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Sara for visiting... Ken
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 11:43:00 AM
    A deeply moving poem rich in metaphor...last lines especially soften the yearning. Going in my faves

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 8/3/2013 12:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Karen for visiting and your wonderful comments.. Regards, Ken