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A LONG TIME AGO…?

A LONG TIME AGO…?

I greeted a Christian neighbor,

Who came to ask a favor…

“Christ is risen indeed”–

Her comment hit me–

Did she think all this poor vapor?

Her comment was sad and slow,

“Yes, but a long tome ago…”

Tired perhaps,

Or a lapse

Of enthusiasm…I don’t know!

–Jonathan Caswell

DEPRESSION DOGS HIM

DEPRESSION DOGS HIM

He’s bored, broken and burning,

Hot with ill-defined yearning…

The computer dogs

Wherever he logs,

Losing  room for turning.

Keeps going back to a trough,

And wearily hears…”HANDS OFF…”

Stops when noticed

Ignoring  the closest

All live persons he puts off.

The plan–pull back and regroup–

Get his mind out of the soup…

His last poetry

Of the night, you’ll see,

He’s not an unthinking dupe.

–Jonathan Caswell