Saturday, August 7, 2010

A New Creature

A New Creature

a new creature
is just an old creature
in a different guise,
wearing a different skin,
talking in a different voice
whispering the same words
just in different colors
and textures.

hand out stretched,
saying hello,
whispering platitudes
is the same person
that infiltrated your being
two years ago.

this time only


more willing
to do damage.

--Mike Meraz is a poet from Los Angeles who currently lives in New Orleans. He is the author of two books of poetry Black-Listed Poems and All Beautiful Things Travel Alone. Both are available at and He is also the editor of Black-Listed Magazine.

1 comment:

Karen said...

So many of us tend to choose the same person over and over again.. love this :)