An Unreasonable Man

He lives his life well below his means
Reluctant to part with invaluable treasures
As the family expands he feels false comfort
Letting them all go would end his life’s work

They’re replacements for those who think and feel
No critics, no judgments, no sorrow, no pain
He can traverse these worlds & always feel welcome
There are no shortage of journeys to take

He’s been like this for so many years
Avoiding reality is his daily routine
He’s found such pleasure in his solitary space
Removing the need to connect with others

He’s careful not to step on the landmines of memory
Just one would explode his past rage into focus
So he steers the ship around these old dangers
And sails away in blissful ignorance

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
3:52 p.m.

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