Edwin S. Segal – 2 poems


Journey’s the thing; that’s what they say:
over hill and dale through wadi
and ravne, endless travel with
goal out of sight.  Then it happens:


Like a sun, goals appear, beckoning,
calling, to reach out to adventure
unknown; to defeat or success.
We are called and cannot refuse.


Shadows and shades flit across our
vision, telling yet to happen
while now is also hidden from
our sight or our understanding.


The tenses of our words tie tense minds
and we are no longer sure when
we are or even where we should be,
here, there, everywhere or nowhere.




They’re Still at it
Clown Show #4 

They’re still at it, only louder,
nonsense passed as real policy;
they come and go with speed greater
than writing fake news.  Who goes next?
There is no clue; we’re always wrong.
but the play school yard is still there
turning out boisterous bullies.
Tweet storms hide empty thought and mind.
Neither books nor knowledge are used;
facts slip by; alternates prevail.
We live on the edge waiting for
the clowns to go with dispatch.




Edwin Segal has been writing poetry since college (the early 60s).  Fortunately, he says, anything written before 1974 has been lost .  His work has appeared in Verse Virtual, Poetica, Bindweed Magazine, and several other venues.  He is Professor Emeritus in Anthropology at the University of Louisville and has done research in Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, and Kyrgyzstan.  His first chapbook, Heritage, was published in 2017 by Apprentice House Press, Baltimore, Maryland.

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