‘I think for a poet, it’s good to revisit some older works. It gives us an indication as to what we felt then and how we expressed ourselves. This work is many years old, I’m not exactly sure how old but certainly over ten years. Hope you enjoy it.’
How does it take so freely my obsessions,
and ground me to my knees,
colouring all I touch with a tainted brush.
How can it entice me so,
deliver my wants through rippled glass,
and leave me spent at the expense of sanity.
My focus spared of normal aspirations,
I move forward driven by past,
cat creeping in darkness to lose this spectre,
this malevolent addiction.
I am but a pawn to my ego’s thirst,
fixated on what I see as a purpose.
Pleasured moments of achievement fill me,
attach me even more to my passion,
stripping all that life offers to the bone.
Why do I have this oppressor,
a stalking ever-present orator,
this single repugnant antagonist,
Tony DeLorger © 2018
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