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Alaskan Farewell

The mountains stand there still.
Towering giants in rocky armor
Royal sentinels of the Alaskan Guard.

Thick green their tunics of birch and pine
Sheer white their helmets of sun-beaming snow
And icy sabers in crystal scabbards
Hang from earthen belts of blackened sod.

There in the dusk of violet shadow
The piercing eye can see
The deepening crevices of countless centuries
Etched in those imperious faces
Of glacier-hewn stone.

But my time is gone

Turned to dust in the arctic wind
And no more
My eyes behold imperial splendor
No more my heart sing in the stinging cold
Free from the smoke of city steel.

Yes I did sing
My winged spirit sailed o’er those rocky crags
And flew unbounded toward the low-lying sun.

Full in the face of the golden moon
My heart cried exultantly in the blue-diamond night
To hear the silence of a time-stopped river
Frozen in starlight on the ground below.

Yet a memory lives
When reality dies
And there in the darkness of a Brooklyn street
I will remember
And sing again
For the mountains stand there still.

(Previously published in Shadyvale Magazine, Fall 1999)
Laurence Overmire



Alternate Universe

I am haunted by the man
I could have been

He follows me down every
Wrong turn

The blocked wall in a maze of illusion
His face indecipherable and yet

Necessarily contentious
The making of ourselves

Hanging in the balance
The choosing of each day

With time running out.

(Published in World's Strand, An International Anthology of Poetry,2007)
Laurence Overmire



A-Mused (Or: What’s Shakespeare Got That I Haven’t Got?)

Here I sit
Musing on the Muse
Oh glorious Muse
Muse-ic to my ears!
From whence comes thy chariot of golden fire
To dazzle with brilliance my feeble wit?
What a pity little brain have I
Sitting like a dunce in the dark corner of the room.
Teach me, spirit, spare not thy en-lightening rod
Awaken the sleeping synapse and obstructed neuron that cannot complete
A sentence, a nuance, a rhyme.
I’ll write thy name on the blackboard of the sky
Fifty thousand times and more
If only, but only, you might reveal that name
Sacred, unspoken, mysterious
And whisper it softly, oh so softly
In my ear...

Pretty please?

(Previously published in ArtsFusion, Dec 99 - Jan 00, Issue 17)
Laurence Overmire



An Actor Prepared

An actor experiences
Other people’s lives
Through a metamorphosis of mind

Words sifted through a membrane of
Archetypal truth

Emotion held in space and time
And passed from body to body
Becoming real and imagined

On stages of humanity
Bound together
In the fabric draped from

Footfalls on a distant planet
Three orbits from the sun.

(Previously published in Report From X-Star 10, Indelible Mark Publishing,2009)
Laurence Overmire
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