The Second Glass

Beneath this window onto a
Savage place, a quiet truth
in the form of child.
The rancor of bloody winter.
A lack of passion floods
the core of your living room.
Enroute between where you have
been and where you are going --
a martini mediates, compresses,
distills the microscopic tendencies
of man and beast rolled into
one. No longer the child left
standing on the ledge (memory,
mix and the second glass.)

The Dancers and Other Poems

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Charles Morgan was born in Washington, DC. He has published a collection of poems 'The Dancers and Other Poems' and a novel 'Good Friends' -- He has been working on a memoir and creating various approaches to visual art...

Last updated May 01, 2015