The Poetry of
Jack Scott

Paraquoting Colonel Kurtz

The spaciousness
The spaciousness of it
The Spaciousness!
To some
All that space
all around you
it’s yours
and you’re in it
Grow a beard
Plant a hedge
Build a fence
Barricade the street
Padlock the gate
Buy a gun
Deadbolt the house
Cancel the newspaper
Turn off the radio
Shut the blinds
Unplug the TV
Get a big, bad dog
Crawl under the bed
Keep it out
Close your eyes
Stay inside
Ignore it
Deny it
Forget it

Repeat daily until you feel safe.


511 ®Copyright 2009 Jack Scott. All rights reserved.