Kurt Philip Behm

As Then Conceived

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War …

Through the bedroom window
in my Grandmother’s house,
shone three lights—far off and red

Vertically stacked,
representing the distance,
to a young boy fast in bed

A distance that I
was born to travel,
my hopes as then conceived

A distance that called my dreams
to wander
—whose voice would never leave

(Dreamsleep- May, 2020)

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