Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sonnet 19: How Is It We Can Become So Mean

By Matthew Paul Olmos

How is it we can become so mean
up at 2 in the morning with your dormant heart
what once made you laugh an now you feel nothing
and the hours of the night pushing you further apart


how is it we move on with such ease
daydreaming the afternoons away from the past
with no regard for what anybody else needs
each day seeming farther from the last

how is it that beautiful never lasts
weeks can age somebody in your eyes
as though years have through them passed
as though the aging process has found them through their cries

and even at 2 in the morning when the world is supposed to support beautiful,
what we see and what is right is never so beautiful.

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