Forget The Dust

forget the dust


An old man

Upon an old bed

I now breathe slowly

And remember

All of it

Every moment

Every dream

And I still believe

Still hold all these

Beliefs that

Everything is

Still everything


Is still


That the words are

The all or

The nothing

(So forget the dust)


One day

I shall

Become young


I shall

Become truth

I shall

See all beauty

And like the lotus

Basho wrote of

Each morning shall

Blossom forth

Into words




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(TALON) R.M. Engelhardt has published several books over the last two decades including Nod~Logos~Alchemy~The Last Cigarette: The Collected Poems of R.M. Engelhardt and others. A poet & writer, Engelhardt through his ideas and visions has helped to create a large amount of the Upstate, Albany, NY spoken word~poetry scene and is the former host of the long running "SCHOOL OF NIGHT" an Open Forum-Mic For All Poets held each month in Upstate NY. His work has also been published by many journals on the net & in print including Retort, Red Fez, Rusty Truck, Sure! The Charles Bukowski Newsletter, Thunder Sandwich, Fashion For Collapse, 2nd Avenue, Hobo Camp Review, Danse Macabre, Full of Crow, The Outlaw Poetry Network & many others. Look for his new book , THE BONES OF OUR EXISTENCE © in 2016. All Poems, Writings & Information Contained On This Blog Is The Property & Owned By R.M. Engelhardt. Copyright © 2017

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