Brittany J. Thurman
Brittany J. Thurman
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Young Man

Young man!

Walking in daze 

Tell me your name.

Young man!

Head held down,

tell me your name.

Young man!

Why you stroll so?

Stagger so?

Let your feet

Stencil pain in concrete.

Young man! 

Tell me your name. 

A friend died

You say. 

Keep your head up.

I say.

Young man!

Tell me your name. 

  • I’ll try

don’t know if my words help

Those keep your head up words

Etched with breath that also feels pain.

Young man!

Tell me your name.

  • Tomorrow. 

Is that why your head hangs so low

Tomorrow?

Is that why you stroll so

Tomorrow?

Don’t know if you’ll see 

Tomorrow’s reflection 

Tomorrow. 

-BJT