Secrets

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Jack and Joan’s
Buried bones
Made a story
Never to be told
There they fade
In shade of leaf
Shed no tear
They left no grief

©K. Barr

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Land Locked

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Look at the life
That lives through a keyhole
Keeping the strife
Locked up inside
Tiny perspective
Leaked through a peephole
Too much to hide
Absent of pride
Watching the wide
Can’t tell a lie
Escape of a sigh
Can it get by
Before the going going
Gone too late
Goodbye

©K. Barr

The Walking Corpse

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This is the story
Of the walking corpse
Inhibit not
This exhibit moves
It eats
Its sleeps like you
Talking
No difference there
But see it breathe
There is no life
No love no care
No would be dare
No spirit animates
The ache of weight
To bear
Mechanical it functions
Just like you
But where oh where
Was there and ever is
A who?

K. Barr