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Second Sight

by Jim Moore

You've come full circle,
Rotated your axis into a basket of years.
Gone are the teenage temptations--—
The billowy dreams propped up on a pedestal
That you once yearned for,
Curled around as a kitten did in perfect sleep.

You've grown beyond those boundaries,
Spilt the atoms of your adolescent cord,
Stepped through the void--the cold awakening--—
The thunder of hoof-beats on an open plain,

It has come to this--—
That never-ending gallop that's swallowed you whole,
Left you riding roughshod from the edges
Of your old world to the new one--—
But now like the Owl on the cusp of midnight,
You can finally see.


Posted on 02/24/2008
Copyright © 2019 Jim Moore

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by George Hoerner on 02/25/08 at 01:03 AM

I love the 2nd stanza! It is really nice. Great read!

Posted by Nicole D Gregory on 02/25/08 at 04:53 PM

Wow! I felt like I was reading an epic and watching an entire life unfold. This is beautiful! ~N

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 03/11/08 at 04:31 PM

Beautifully crafted. The last two lines are so fine.

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