My opinions

DWV 1942

De Waal Venter 1942

My opinions

.

My opinions

dangle from the neck

of a ravishing woman.

In that environment

they are, of course, beautiful.

They are solid, yet flicker

with the liquid light

of unknown meaning.

.

In another environment

my opinions are fish,

still wriggling in the net.

They are out of their element,

but when they have died,

will be delicious to devour.

.

At night my opinions

are very quiet,

They have enjoyed several dreams

of whiskey,

and they hoard the wisdom

they have discovered in themselves

in order not to intoxicate

innocent bystanders.

.

My opinions are bananas,

usually quite unripe,

but if neglected and virtually forgotten,

can ripen beautifully

and reward a breakfaster

with unexpected flavour.

.

My opinions are deemed worthless

in grownup conversations

where they are patted on the head

and silenced by strong denouncements

of the mores and manners

of well-known personages.

.

It is a long time since

I have closely examined

my opinions.

I’m sure they have changed a bit

since I was six months old,

but not much.

About kruger01

Poet, author, translator Grandfather of five. Bonsai grower.
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