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Sick to death of adjectives
The poet died in boredom 
Trying to fit railway ties
Neatly between tracks without
Any texture or color.

The rails were smooth and he
Couldn’t speak of their gleam in the sun 
And the ties, brown and splintering.
Poor bard, he couldn’t say that either.
Ah! his tongue was tied to the tracks.

There they lay – the train tracks,
Plain as day, and he on them, dead
By a train of no particular description.

©Kathryn McL. Collins
April 16, 2004

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  1. Date: 4/8/2013 6:48:00 PM
    lol, Kathryn, don't I know how to be there, wonderful tale of one of a poet's traumas.

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 1:20:00 PM
    Kathy... Perhaps s/he should have changed lines... since s/he obviously couldn't count on the breaks... love, Terry (just to keep you clued in, I read Little Boy Blue... and though, as you said, not analogous, still sad...)

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 9:46:00 PM
    wow, this is some great extending of the metaphor, Kathryn! I just love how you tied this all together with that fantasic final line!! You didn't show this at PFT, did you? I sure am glad I decided to look back here at some older poems of yours tonight that I may have missed. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 7/9/2012 3:11:00 PM
    Dangerous business - this poetry. Intresting work here! Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 6/26/2012 6:32:00 AM
    I want to thank you so much for your kind words on my writings Kathryn. I am so far behind on everything including my life away from PoetrySoup. So will you please forgive me if I am not right on top of my comments and thank you's. I am trying. It is a pleasure to read your poetry today as I leave you this thank you. Love and blessings, Carol

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 6:22:00 AM
    So imaginative! Your themes are always so varied, interesting... and unique!! Love, Keith

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 1:20:00 PM
    I like it, well said! Tanya

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 9:56:00 AM
    Kathy, I like it, the poet dies, but their words live on...David