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What Joseph Said

05.21.15 Posted in today's words by

Dave Buracker’s poem Wearing Masks appeared here in April 2015.

What Joseph Said
By Dave Buracker

A pre-disposition to play hero,
I am hard-wired as action star,
activated by archetype;

thrash wood swords toward
threshold guardian tower,
trash before treasure.

In the backyard oak shadow,
a child’s fear creeps to
windows at night.

Perhaps our caste is coded
with dream memory in DNA,
held in double helix, or

a triple play solitary line
piercing protein spiral
sequence, pronounces.

Through tireless campaigns
before curtains fall, we cut
–to shed the dark.


2 Responses to “What Joseph Said”

  1. John Berry says:

    Great piece Dave, I really enjoyed it.

  2. Quite a picture you draw here.

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