Poem: Two Beans


2 reluctant beansTwo reluctant beans

Stalwart in their pod

Refused to jump into the jar below

Where thousands like them lay in wait

The aging man

The aging boy

The coddled son who never fully recovered from the inconsolable shock of discovering

He cannot have everything he wants

The former conquistador

The recently retired lothario

The greying gorilla thumping his chest to a dwindling audience

The man regards the beans

Clinging to the past and not letting go and all the other jangly jargon of self-realization-improvement-help lingo

Henceforth even dried legumes shall be out of his league


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1 Response

  1. Adam says:

    My favorite. I totally understand that. Awesome poem.