cul-de-sac

by RC deWinter

as i sit in the bitter wind of a place I never thought could exist
i contemplate the nature of mortality.
can the mind survive without feeling?
is there really a soul, or is that just another comforting fairy tale?
i contemplate the nature of mortality
shivering in a fever of doubt.
is there really a soul or is that just another comforting fairy tale?
can the body live without hope?
shivering in a fever of doubt
i’m lost in the dark limitations of imperfection.
can the body live without hope?
no definitive conclusions are possible…but it passes the time…
i’m lost in the dark limitations of imperfection.
can the mind survive without feeling?
no definitive conclusions are possible, but it passes the time
as I sit in the bitter wind of a place I never thought could exist.

 

Artist: Evan Morris Cohen

RC deWinter’s poetry is anthologized in Uno: A Poetry Anthology (Verian Thomas, 2002), New York City Haiku (NY Times, 2017), Cowboys & Cocktails: Poetry from the True Grit Saloon (Brick Street Poetry, April 2019), Havik (Las Positas College, May 2019), Castabout Literature (Dantoin/Hilgart, June 2019), The Flickering Light (Scars Publications, June 2019), Pointed Circle (Portland Cascades Community College, June 2019) Nature In The Now (Tiny Seed Press, August 2019), in print in 2River, borrowed solace, Genre Urban Arts, Gravitas, In Parentheses, Meat For Tea: The Valley Review, Pink Panther Magazine, Southword 37 and appears in numerous online literary journals.

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