Old Gemini

Radical Face2016年3月25日

Old Gemini - Radical Face

Written by:Benjamin Cooper


Evening in the garden


Surrounded by fireflies

We'd only just moved in

I spent my time alone there reading

And planted one thing a day


While shoveling the yard


My spade hit a metal box

And in it was a diary


The cover old and frayed


It said I don't know how much time I have

But I guess we never really do


I thought that I would be terrified

But it's worse to watch them watch me

Sometimes I wish our lives were simpler

That we never had to stretch the food

That people here would treat my brother well

And that he would know he's good


I laid out all those pages

And in my study typed them up

It was tough to say old they were

I guess years at least


The boy who wrote these words


Was an odd and complicated mind

But wisdom's often heavier


When found before it's time


He said we all get stuck in circles

But nothing moves in perfect lines


Connections underly the things we see

But to nuances we're blind


And I am never singular

I was born a pair to walk alone


My mirror shows the things I'm not

But it helps me feel at home