Poetry and Prose

From the pen of Dave Keaton

Dave Keaton

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Reaching out into space, from space

to touch your radiant face I was seized
by an inward terror
twas error, on error

Sadness a malady of heart
strikes even from dark to dark
strikes even to dark

“We do not want a thing because we
have found reasons for it, but we find
reasons for it, because we want it

To you who praise the happy
medium, to me as they way
of life and love”

I reply:

“Who wants to be lukewarm
between cold and hot, or tremble
between life and death,

or be jelly,
neither fluid nor


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