this somebody’s boy

Psychiatry 4: Acute Observations – Poem 50


and he talks to me
this young man
in a babble of words

I say nothing
he’s too high

a touch of macho
surrounding an elevated mood
racing fast and furied
until he stops

suddenly

dead quiet

and his face starts to move
into creases and crinkles
reshaping while he struggles
his eyes go glassy

and then it’s all sadness
this boy
this somebody’s little boy
is doing it tough

because it’s hard to be a man
all the time


© Frank Prem, 2016

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Note: This piece was previously posted on the blog, but I want it to appear in correct context as part of this series.

 

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