I’m Not Disappointed


Maybe I have no nuance

No subtlety of heart

I can feel the savage things

Scraped-off emotions

Obvious insights


Maybe I am forgiving

In my nature, now

Lord knows I’ve tried to forget

Some things

And now I wander through a land

With fewer fires, less of the blasted heath

Maybe with a sprout here and there

It’s not amazing


It’s a way to survive

Let go, here and there

Wrap myself in something like


Over which a layer, woven and patched

Of the grácia

The mariachis sing about


C L Couch



Carol M. Highsmith – Library of Congress Catalog: http://lccn.loc.gov/2014631086 Image download: https://cdn.loc.gov/master/pnp/highsm/26800/26886a.tif Original url: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/highsm.26886


Macbeth, Act 1,Scene 3