Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Barbed Wire on an Empty Building

The face I can’t perceive
I wish to see it smiling;
The oneness I’m ensconced in
Must be shared.

I want my soul to travel
To the darkest forest edge
To light what can’t be seen
Beyond my eyes.


Erik Donald France said...

I dig it ~ the title, too. Amen.

Anonymous said...

It took me a moment to connect the title with the verse, but, I'm glad I was able.

Maybe sharing a singular oneness could bring oneness of community.

the walking man said...

I suggest the Old Detroit Train Station.

erin said...

i'm perplexed by your title but feel i shouldn't be but i'm so damned infused by your poem. what hopefulness there is in the poem. juxtaposed with the title, i am left wondering. perhaps this is exactly the point (?)

will you tell me?


William A. Sigler said...

Hi, Erin. This poem to me is about the desire for human community, specifically how much of our motivation to search for meaning is in the desire to find things to share and be rewarded for. It is a reaching out to other people that lights up the universe, but at the same time, the meaning sought is a protected space, like in your poison poem, our intention creates the meaning and will not let us in.