MISSISSIPPI RIVER

the stairs became more
tiny as i took each step
until i had to step upon
nonsense
— i thought of those
muggy nights in a trailer
by the Mississippi River:
so perched inside my fear-
just a boy in the early
70s and my skin made it
hurt. so beautiful
is the world — but we pay
with emotional destruction.

:: 07.31.2020 ::

About EPRobles

Writer, Artist. I like to paint abstract acrylic images onto canvas. I love to read everything, and I especially enjoy science, philosophy, and the arts. I'm new to the blog experience and I very much enjoy it! I hope to learn as much about all the features that WordPress offers and thank you -- my visitor -- for taking time to read my words. Peace and love... View all posts by EPRobles

4 responses to “MISSISSIPPI RIVER

  • kgbethlehem

    Hey, good evening. I really like your poem. I grew up near the Mississippi river so the title attracted me at first. Your message is telling me something and your way of words is impressive. I want to feature this on my poetry corner. I will reblog this post on my page and hopefully, others will come and visit your page. Nice work and I can’t wait to read more of your writings.

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    • EPRobles

      Hi kgbethlehem :). I was born in Texas but grew up along the Mississippi River in Gonalzes. I love the South so much. I was born in 63 and saw all that stupid stuff. I am brown and at that point while growing up only knew people of color and I love my friends. So much. Have a good evening. And thank you so much. I have several unique stories about the Mississippi River and New Orleans I’ve never written — but you have somehow inspired me.

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  • kgbethlehem

    Reblogged this on KG Bethlehem and commented:
    Good evening everyone and welcome to another Friday Night Poetry corner. This week we have a sensational poet, writer name EPRobles, with a poem called “Mississippi River.” It’s intriguing work, the poet’s way of words is unique and passionate. This writer, poet who was born near the Mississippi River in Gonalzes seen so much and you would benefit by look at the journey of this person :-)…

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