January 12, 2011

Who is in There?

Walking in the woods today I
came upon a cabin.
Small and dark with windows
like portals ~ not unlike others I had passed.

A voice from inside brought me to
an abrupt halt.
"Who is in there?" I asked.
The tone and cadence of his speech
was familiar.
But the endless flow emanated such dissonance,
making it unrecognizable to me.

See-sawing between bravado and fear,
love and hatred, compassion and indifference.

"Do I know you? Who is in there?" blurted
from my mouth.
Then I listened closer and heard ~
"Walking in the woods today, I came upon a cabin."

~ 01/12/2011 david maddux ~

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