Points to Ponder: Ballad of a Thin Man by David Stavanger

this morning
 
 
 
a
 
 
 
t
 
h
 
i
 
n

 
 
 
m
 
a
 
n
 

 
fell off a cliff
 
landed skinny slap back
 
to the face
 
of a still black
 
sea
 
 
 
the black tea
 
waves
 
wash
 
away his skin
 
 
 
reveal a thin man
 
not long for the water
 
 
 
a     t  h  i   n   m   a   n
 
 
 
bones
 
snapped
 
well before
 
he
 
hit
 
the
 
surface
 
 
 
a thin man
 
not long
 
 
 
who
 
couldn’t
 
make a
 
fist
 
 
 
for fear
 
of hitting
 
himself
 
 
 
a                      thin                              man
 
 
 
who
 
never
 
smiled
 
 
 
unless
 
he was
 
paid
 
 
 
athinman
 
 
 
whose
 
final
 
thin
 
words
 
were
 
 
 
eaten
 
by
 
a
 
fat
 
seagull
A truly evocative poem that makes me take the time to ponder and enjoy doing so.
About the artist/writer: David Stavanger is an Australian poet/retired psychologist with a darkly irreverent alter-ego Ghostboy who juggles a series of critically acclaimed shows and guest appearances in between poetry workshops and continuously honing his craft.

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