I’ve come to a realization

That poetry, my avocation…

Is full-face

With no place

For hidden characterization!

I mean, a nom de plume,

By which I could assume…

A different line

And message refined,

Without facing personal doom.

My style, though, gives me away,

Which is always on display…

Any gentleman’s agreement

About my concealment

Becomes a moral sashay.

If I would sign my name

To a statement without shame…

THEN I can shout

That subject out,

Facing consequences or flame.

–Jonathan Caswell

(P.S.–That is….I can’t get away with anything…and no longer–most of the time–want to!!!!)   🙂

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