Weekly Poem: I am the faceless man

December 19, 2013

Voices, Art / Culture, Poetry

Curator's Note: The Albuquerque Homeless Person's Memorial Service is Friday, December 20th at 2:00 at St. John's Cathedral in downtown Albuquerque.   There we will light candles, read poems, play music and remember our friends and loved ones who've passed away this last year.  For more info please contact Lisa at the NM Coalition to End Homelessness at 217-9570 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


I am the faceless man

I am the faceless man
The empty hand
You passed
And left to stand
A stranger on the corner
The friend in the mirror
That you didn’t find
A reflection of your hidden mind
A captive in your sharp
Cornered closet
A shadow on a hanger
Left by you to find
Awareness of
Unfound self.

This piece was written by:

Ted Friedlander's photo

Ted Friedlander

Ted Friedlander says, "A sharp slice liberated me from an over sized kabocha into my present conundrum. Left by a great silver bird at the San Jose Air Field, much to my chagrin, I was stuck in Albuquerque. Abandoned by my former nest mate, she took my fledgling and split, abandoning me to our fate. Beam me up Scotty!"

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