Friday, April 13, 2012

Charles Barnett - One Poem


Hopes and Dreams
Tattered at the edges like
a library book
or a garage sale jigsaw puzzle.
Jagged and frayed, yellowed at the
edges.

With a hidden elegance,
like piles of dirty laundry,
or a composition book
with doodles and lyrics
scrawled in the margins like
so many hopes and
dreams.

And a soft anguish
like dusty guitar strings
or a coffee table
with scratches and stains
etched in the legs like
so many hopes and
dreams.


Charles Barnett is a 21 year-old aspiring poet from Ironton, OH.

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