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The Piteous Pine by Florian Raith

In 100 Poems, poetry on February 13, 2009 at 8:45 pm

Title: The Piteous Pine

Author: Florian Raith
Number: 9/100
Allocated postcode: EH16

The Piteous Pine

The shivering silhouette of a hand in the night:
No light but the embers of a quivering cigarette.
So cold despite the solid coat; clenched tightly,
The right fist in the pocket and partly regretful
Not to gorge on the sordid warmth: brightly lit
The stifling, horrid feast promises forgetfulness.
In the darkness and the wind, slight yet unremitting:
Apollonian thoughts. Inside, the Dionysian marionettes;
Outside, proud jumping jack stands hamstrung and contrite.

 

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