Life Or Death

Up or down
  forward or back

Polarity ends
  in a panic attack

Start, stop
  the stillness portends

The middle a wasteland
  lost years of pretend

Before or after
  in front or behind

Timing entraps
  with the devil’s design

Salvation, damnation
  souls to contend

To live or to die
  —to start or to end

(Villanova Pennsylvania: August, 2018)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on August 16, 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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