I am a poet who has both been published and self published. All work on this blog is all copyright Alex Ness. While I make very little money from my work I am technically a professional. Measuring by the hours I've written I am professional. My goal is to share my work with as many people that can read it, as far as the internet may reach with it. I hope if you are moved you will share this blog with others, and perhaps buy my books.

Whatever the result, thank you for viewing this blog. I cannot express how greatly I appreciate the many people, from many places upon the earth, who have visited.

I bid you peace.

Je ne regrette pas la douleur, car il m'a fait plus forte

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Looking downward

Trying to escape
I ran from the lighted world
And trudged deep into a cave
The darkness was not silent
It was also damp, and humid
But the living world was far away
I walked until I couldn't
Eventually tripped
Falling forward upon the cave floor
I re-lit the torch I had been using
And looked at what had made me fall
It was the half buried skull
Of something, someone human
The back of the head had been smashed
The brains probably eaten
And I wondered for my safety there
But I didn't care
What does it matter should I disappear
And become food for some beast
Or cannibal tribe
So I walked until I saw light
From the outside world
And didn't think again
About dying