Cursus Honorum

Another new/old contribution to dear Anne-Marie’s blogging sabbatical.

Cursus Honorum

bellyful of accidental harvest

brass medallions swing from your neck

as you stoop to enter your reputation

then drop to a spider crawl

scratching oaths in the dirt with a pointless blade

down the middle-pathed

privileges bent through a maze

where integrity stood like a mainmast

tall proud in its shrouds

your fine untouched prize at the center

until it dissolved in the capital rains

never missed by a soul

– Paul F. Lenzi

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Paul F. Lenzi

Retired insurance company executive. New Jersey born and bred, now enjoying the lush mountains and blissful tranquility of quaint New Hampshire. There is no theme to this blog. My poetry is eclectic. My polemics are judgmental. My prose is thoughtful. All of my writing is unschooled but emphatically heartfelt. Some of it is for fun and allows me to play with and experiment with words and ideas. Some of it vents my emotion and is therein therapeutic. All of it has the quality of subjective truth and conveys who and what I am in my depths.