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Feb 11
One More Day

Always amazing
how well this life
goes right on without us
New images tread
where shadows have fled
old memories in the dust
Nothing left behind
but words to remind
we chased the Tiger sure
Out of the jungle
into the light
—hoping for one day more

(The New Room: February, 2024)

A Finer Point

and clear

and clear

Not many
years left

— simplify and clear

(The County Line: February, 2024)


Could — Would — Should
poetry’s triumvirate oxymoron

(The New Room: February, 2024)


Walking the wasteland
tracking the miles
rumpled old notebook
pain has compiled

Closer to yesterday
lost to today
Voices of promises
I shouldn’t have made

Trouble ahead
troubles behind
Providence follows
in only my mind

My pen almost empty
eyes nearly shut
One word to write only
— midnight has struck

(Villanova University: February, 2024)

Free Given

It matters least
that when I die
What strangers say
what ladies cry

It matters more
the ink run out
My words free given
— whose passion shouts

(Villanova University: February, 2024)
Kurt Philip Behm
Written by
Kurt Philip Behm
     guy scutellaro and old poet MK
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