Lyrical Somerville – January 15

On January 15, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Camus wrote, and I paraphrase: “After 40, a man is responsible for his own face.” So one day young readers you must face your face. Poet Joe Farley explains.

Poet Joe Farley

Poet Joe Farley

Eroded
Battered, beaten, by the day,
like rock worn down
by the elements,
this face is carved into
something other
than what I was,
and sleep or shots
or magic pills
will never be enough
to smooth and polish
or restore
what the world
has ground down.
–Joe Farley

 

 

 

 

 

 

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