Scott Owens’s “Seen Through A Glass Door” after Jeffrey A. Raasch

Manimal Thing Like A Man
“Manimal” by Jeffrey A. Raasch

Scott Owens
SEEN THROUGH A GLASS DOOR
After “Manimal” by Jeffrey A. Raasch

A thing like a man knows no peace.
A thing like a man carries the past
in his hands, refusing to give up anything.
A thing like a man wants more.

A thing like a man doesn’t mean to be
mean, or callous, or cruel.

A thing like a man is never satisfied.
A thing like a man will wander
through his house at night looking
for ways to make things better.

A thing like a man knows
he can never know enough,
knows there is never enough time.
A thing like a man knows

the shadow beneath his feet
will eventually prevail
and all that will be left of him
is the consequence of what he does.

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