there is liberation
in your handful 
of herbal license

but you don’t seem 
to want to let go
and let us in on it

did you forget how 
to empty your hands
among friends

did you forget how
to share
with others 

did you just stutter
while offering us
a welcome 

upon dismounting
from your high horse
will you admit a mistake

will you
remember your etiquette
and pass it

will you get back
to where
you once belonged

not asking
for everything
just something

hands emptied in
gesture of a generous friend — 
a good giveaway


About Tony Brown

A poet with a history in slam, lots of publications; my personal poetry and a little bit of daily life and opinions. Read the page called "About..." for the details. View all posts by Tony Brown

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