Not Half-Not Whole

Where would the leaf be
  without the branch

The cowboy drifting
  without the ranch

Where would the wave be
  without the sea

Its motion unformed,
  adrift unseen

Where would a song be
  without a voice

A silent concert,
  a barren choice

And where would you be
  without your soul

Condemned to matter,
  not half—not whole

(Villanova Pennsylvania: January, 2018)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on January 26, 2018

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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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