Reality-Denier

Reality-Denier

Reality-Denier

A Poem by Richard King Perkins II

She is a reality-denier

but accepts the one circumstance that barely exists

 

and is insightful

even as the most obvious things elude her.

 

Sometimes, when the world stops on a dime,

she continues looking for the dime.

 

She is cruel to herself,

a ventilation of self-inflicted gunshot wounds

 

yet avoids sharp edges

and the incorrect name on her driver’s license.

 

The spangles that come from out of nowhere

interest her less than the dirty glass.

 

She sees deep into the uncharted future

but talks like there is no tomorrow

 

and even when she says she is so distant

that we can never be together

 

we are together.

 

 

Of Gentle Birth

Of Gentle Birth

From Just a Glimpse

From Just a Glimpse