Dante Variation

Longer lay mid point

Astray wayfaring

Obscured wonder

Woke wood miles

Half miles of reason

Path lost straight

Midway rightful mis placing

Road longer seen

Mid time gone

Husk reawakens a

Tangle span fathom

Appear vestige ware

Pursue stray view

Within drear gaze

My days straight lost

Woke confused

Strife proper a

Narrow oath

Meal led aright do

Not stray




[Robert Burton's first collection of poems, Lack Dream, is published by Knives Forks and Spoons Press.]

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