No simple man of letters

Spirit of the words

Lingering years

Son of Earth

Smoke filling lungs

Spirit of the world

No simple man of letters

Let the pages fox and curl

Dog ear the history

Let it fade

Destroy the concept

Lost in the grey

Not for glory, not for adulation

Just to make sense of myself

Endless dissertations

Volumes shelf upon shelf

Telling obvious truths, thinly veiled secrets

Exploring strength and knowing weakness

Keeping moments

Ink to page, or forget

Thought stains

Keep the memories fresh