Press My Ear

I’ll listen to the rumbling sound.
Press ear to the hardened ground.
Shake my sleepy head.
Stir my rumpled bed.

There is no need to wonder why:
there’s that plank in my bleed’n eye,
blind man leading blind along the ditch,
the retching earth about to pitch,
the lukewarm bile in chests of gold,
and my refusal to grow old.

© rl busséll 2018 – All rights reserved.

Image: Pieter Bruegel the Elder (Dutch painter and print maker during what has became known as Dutch and Flemish Renaissance)  (1568), The Blind Leading the Blind

Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte [Public domain]

The image was produced  before 1924 and is in the public domain in the U.S.

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