Half Man

By Elvira

Half man                     sitting              on a chair
dressed for comfort
Two looks
it took to
notice
“I have a brain”
“I have a soul”

Half man                                 whole man
malicious
cruel
thoughts:
“Are you a real man?”

Half man                                 Rodeo hat
looking around
troubling no one
Empathetic to
the Lame
the Broken
the Sick at
heart.

Who     is          the true man?
Whole man                 with Soul
lacking
Soul     halved. Busy
making money
fornicating
No Time          for deep commitments:
Half Man CROWNED              whole man downed —
Not on Earth ——
in the
TRUE LIFE

April 2016