Wise Man by Damion Hamilton

Wise Man

 

It would take years to become one

Far beyond a mortal sixty

Or eighty

To know all the things I must

Like not to go down a residential street doing seventy

It would take 400 years to learn how sit another a tree in a lotus position

100 to not follow a parade in the plaza

Fifty not to be aroused by cardboard model with synthetic lashes and teeth made by science

Eighty not to be a able to lose your temper

At some driving fool.

 

 

 

 

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Damion Hamilton is from St. Louis MO. His poems have appeared in Chiron Review, Poesy Magazine, Zygote In My Coffee, Red Fez, The Camel Saloon and many others. He writes poetry, stories and novels. He has written several books.

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