Shades of Gray

A Shade Exclusive! – A Picture Of Poetry

0 Comments 10 November 2011


Translation —

To The Editors of The Shade:

I was taking a shit,

Attempting to lose weight

Eyeing a spidering spot on the wall


I was reminded of the shit

That had been weighing me down

On my way to hitting this wall


Not the easy shit

Like bills or relationships


Not the tough shit

Like guilt or fear of failure


But the weight of the silence

Of my screaming dreams


Now faded, sepia-soaked –



I remember a big ass pink el dorado

From a book about the end

of our dreams


I flushed and found comfort in

The notion that I’m not the

Only loser on this orient express


M. Henault

- who has written 512 posts on The Shade.

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