Monthly Archives: January 2016

“The State of Nature”

“The State of Nature”

 

Don’t trust the truster.

Yet distrust disappoints
in not
disappointing.

And we’re all
humans, all men
normal, all women wanting
freedom.

You can’t hoard freedom
and be
free.

A philosopher’s slave once
took this dictation:
My freedom ends where
your freedom begins.

All are enemies,
our only hopes.

When we take
shelter, we
take.

Fear freeing.
But fear more, in the
dark and wild places,
climbing into the
shelter of
freedom.

-D. M. Collins

“The Question”

I was at a great workshop regarding “the feminine” and femininity this weekend, and got several workable poems out of it. Here’s one.

 

“The Question”

I was young. I loved.

And so I didn’t ask.
I was afraid you’d fear me,
Or I’d fear your response.

Now I am not young.
And I do not love.

But I would ask.

 

-D. M. Collins