Two Prose Poems
1. God's Blue Youth
As a dull child he passed many hours by himself. First in a room with a book on the floor. His fists closed around nothing in particular. Then in a green yard. The leaves there bobbled like his placid eyes above his open mouth.
The song he thought yesterday became a rough stone.
When a light started in the sky and his father's voice sputtered, he stood his loneliness upright in a clear pool. Then pushed it over again.
2. Gemini In Bohemia
They played a game where one would look away and the other would let himself be touched. One saw a white wall cracked in places and peeling. The other saw a parking lot. Most of the cars were blue or red. Most of the spaces were taken.
When the game was over some dust blew into the room. One found a small paralysis in his arm. The other counted six - maybe seven - grey moths in the light. A constellation incognito.
All poems by Br. Tom Murphy, O. Carm. My Poems Home/School Stuff/Spiritual Stuff/Serious Stuff/Stupid Stuff/Rumors/Writing/