Confidence Man

I'll tell you why I wear this tie,
and why I'm so well groomed.

My appearance gives its lie
to the role that I've assumed.

I assume my feet are on the ground
and that I reason clearly,

and that I am not lost but found,
and I am yours, sincerely.

The truth's, of course, a darker thing.
It's rooted in my wandering.

I haven't learned to settle down
because my underpinnings are unsound.

I cast about for explanations
and hope to come to rest

but their faults make my foundations
untenable, at best.

by Doug Lane

Comments (1)

Your writing is so interesting, the expression so powerful!