The Poetry of
Jack Scott

Two Shadows

I do not doubt you;
I am doubting me.
Waiting is heavy lifting.
Unrelieving pain is pain,
clenching fingers against themselves-
(I knead. . . I need)
metal fatigue of bony springs.

The landscape is Dali:
one where two should be,
but with two shadows.

There are too many pricks
not nearly enough balloons.


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