Unrecognizable

Written by: Catman Cohen

Do you recognize
This man?

Walking down a snowy path

Years ago

You shared his bath
Filled with bubbling hopes
Optimistic poems

And washed away each others
Sins

Do you recognize 
This man?

Fighting earnestly 
For change

Years ago

You flew his plane
Through smoky clouds
A hedonistic crowd

And guided him through the
Fog

But now

There are beggars 
Gathered at the footsteps
Of a nation 
Stealing apples from 
The blind

But now

There are soldiers
Occupying the gardens
Of a widow
In the final stage of 
Decline

But now

There are roaches
Nibbling the portions
Of a servant
Down to his very last
Dime

In a world
Where elephants
Crush 
Intimidated
Ants

In a world 
I  no longer
Understand

Do you recognize 
This man?

Do you recognize 
This man?

Of course 
Not

He is 

A mere shadow

Unrecognizable