They’re Still There 2013

They’re Still There


They’re still there,

Those awful attitudes,

(unflattering, nothing to brag about)

Inborn, learned – it doesn’t matter:


How would you define ambition,

Vanity, greed, passive anger?

Subtle, languishing

As if not there,

Silent, never screaming,

Beaming secret rays through secret paths:

Holding sway: insidious;

Crafty, stealthy, underhanded attitudes

Still there.


I tell myself

And you.


They’re Still There 5.20.2013

Pure Nakedness; Definitely Didactic;

Arlene Corwin



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