Sunday, June 21, 2009

day's end 

work's finished 
for another day, 
for another evening 
of respite from 
survival's demands. 

I kick shoes off 
burning feet 
laden with body weight. 

calf muscles ache
for the sake of walking, 
for the steps in passing; 
burn for reasons forgotten 
as footprints refuse to 
follow feet forging ahead. 

how refreshing the sofa. 
how calming the silence. 

how disquieting 
the ache of life 
moving along 
at the speed 
of breathing, 

in the blink 
of an 

Poem © 2006 by R. Burnett Baker 
Photo  © 2009 by R. Burnett Baker 
Photo:  "Self Portrait"  taken by R. Baker

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