Sunday, February 28, 2010

The world will not note what we say



For Dylan


I have strangeness tattooed
across my Gettysburg address.

I have a proclamation
that needs emancipation.

I have slavery hidden
under my eyelids.

I have an underground railroad
running through my brain.

I have bums swaying
from the rod of my existence.

I have a jagged soul hooked
on the meanderings of a hobo-nation.

I have wandered into a field
of sleep where I never rest.

I have been arrested
for possession of a heart too big.

I have been told the devil
has eleven points against me.

I have taken that which makes me small.

I have in my pocket that which makes me tall.

I have under a black hat
a fear of a black cat.

I have strangeness tattooed
across my Gettysburg address.

Aleathia Drehmer 2008


Published by Hobo Camp Review, Fall Issue 2009

5 comments:

sanju said...

wonderful

James Darman said...

hello Aleathia - dig the poem

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abitosunshine said...

Excellent word travel!

Blessings & a bit o' sunshine!
Ruthi
http://abitosunshineloveandwriting.blogspot.com

huntb said...

Well begun is half done. ............................................................