Self-Portrait

He wants to be

A brutal old man,

An aggressive old man,

As dull, as brutal

As the emptiness around him,

He doesn’t want a compromise,

Nor to be ever nice

To anyone. Just mean,

And final in his brutal,

His total, rejection of it all…

Read the full poem here: Self-Portrait by Robert Creeley : The Poetry Foundation [poem].

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