Saturday, October 15, 2011


I have been an aristocrat
of emptiness, my sterile realm
of skewed sarcasm, poisoned perspective.

Better to rule in Hell? Thank you,
no. I'd gladly scrub the floors
of Heaven clean of every stain

trodden in by weary angels.

Stephen Brooke ©2011

this little piece was developed from fragments I'd jotted down way back in 1970

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