The Exile is His Diary

Written by David Anthony Sam

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Illustration: Spitsbergen by Abbi Roberts

The empty man
drinks unsweetened coffee
and watches the invisible wind
tease skirts as vagrant
women walk by
in flaunts of unknowing beauty.
Left in their wake
he bathes in their indifference.

The empty man awaits
a book’s fall from a shelf
to open a right page.
The words remain shuttered
and he is more of silence.

The empty man watches
the river’s ambiguous flowing
from atop a bridge
and fails to jump.
He still drowns
as he walks away.

2 thoughts on “The Exile is His Diary

  1. Pingback: My poem “The Exile is His Diary” is now live online at The Sea Letter. – David Anthony Sam

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