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The Other End


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This road, to the first time traveler, appears to have no end,

just forever winding. Like her, no sharp edges, only curves to learn.


His audit of the sceneries are adding up like expenses.

The totals are getting heavy in the pocket until they bore them.


"I wish I learned a foreign language, perhaps Russian,

these people don't know and read a Russian book as if I can."


The dizziness can make you puke. If she jumps out into the open,

totally unexpected, that will be indecent. Creditors will note.


Will anyone stay riding a runaway project? Must act fast.

Ahead might be a big hump from which you cannot see the other end.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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Larsen M. Callirhoe

outstanding opening. i feel the passion you reaching for. i wish i had the answers you search out for; long for in your poem - and - the ending resonates a solution the writer of the poem is happy with after all this searching. he is pleased with the outcome. - but- wishes their were less bumpy roads.


joel this is what your poem made me think like, excellent philosopical debate type poem.


thanks for the read. much enjoyed my friend.



Larsen M. Callirhoe

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Victor, the poem is designed to make the reader participate more in creating the meaning rather than it being imposed to the reader. So what you get is what you bring to the poem.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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Joel, I sense desires to stand out, to be different and to escape mundaneness or even some unpleasant reality. Though the "road" is metaphoric, your mention of cultures takes me to an all too familiar place -- that "safety" of an isolation which can really only be found at the ends of the earth ... or the mind. The workplace trope is effective, too. You've used it with success in the past.



Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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