Viscous Verses: I am thinking they are thinking

By Vincent Xtaino for Boston Compass (#125)

July 22, 2020


When we are face to face

And there is no way around it

I am thinking they are thinking

How am I here and not

Why am I here

And they are thinking

About my body

And the past

And suffering

And pain

And they are thinking

Could history repeat itself

And they are thinking

Things are better now

And they are thinking

What is my last name

And they are thinking

How is a name

forgotten

And they are thinking

Has their name vanished

And they are thinking

Their name is

Unforgettable

And they are thinking

Why am I still here

And they are thinking

They would never

And they are thinking

Could they ever

And I am thinking they are thinking

If I can tell what they are thinking

Through their eyes

⁠—Vincent Xtaino


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