Monday, April 13, 2015

Since we are not heroes

artwork: ralph murre

Since we are not heroes
by Gary C. Busha

for fish guts
headline the events
of another crisis
while we sit
in the driveway
of our moment
and we know
the present age
is not magnificent.

An evening of stitches
sew our unheroic era as we
sink in our armchairs
like knights in quagmire
not heroic in battles
fought against epic odds
and we languish
not from mortal wounds
but from fatigue.

~ previously published in The Skeptic (Wolfsong Publications)