salvation brave (ethan)

I was never
a big man

I
am ethan jones

I once taught
english class
at the secondary school

controlling
with my voice

I don’t mean
to be clever
no

it’s just the way
that I am

barefoot
volunteer-assistant
now
to the furniture
at the salvo’s shed

you should hear them
laugh

my droll
is their joke

you
should hear them laugh

my joke
is their small expense

what else
am I
to do

teaching days
are behind me

barefoot relocation
of credenzas
or a sofa-lounge
is a risk
to toes

but
I am brave

I believe
that I am brave
in my shoeless way
each time I rise up
to face
the morning

~

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