A Stifling Notion

by Philip F De Pinto

someone shouted down from his balcony
words to this effect:

if you could remain one age forever
what would that age be?

when a cow who happened to be grazing shadows below his balcony
ruminating his own philosophy
mooed up words to this effect:

if would be nice if for a lack of appetite for bowels to move
we could like a capon remain under glass unperturbed by the ages

save such perpetuity of youth ultimately would be a stifling notion

like feces refusing or fearful to budge to flow in that great intestine of time
to culminate beyond the rim and into golden ages and golden bowls and beyond

lest they stagnate like Ponce De Leon
for sooth: or haven't you heard

it is the fate of shouting man and ruminating cows and shadows and turds to flow out and about

be on the loose and not remain papoose
forever swaddled addled in youth


Posted on 04/11/2013
Copyright © 2022 Philip F De Pinto

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Clara Mae Gregory on 04/11/13 at 04:47 PM

*****Giggly Stellar***** [Philip, I appreciate you and your work so very much.....more than words, Thank you, sir!]

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