In Your Honour by Bruce McRae

In Your Honour

The numbered stars unnumbered…

Renown is a five-dollar whore living in a trailer park.
It’s a joke in a foreign language.
A voice in your head.

You’ve posed for numberless photographs.
There’s been a billion weddings and trillions of meals.
And countless breaths and blood cells.

You’ve lived a thousand lives
and there’s still no monument in your honour.
You’re just one more illusion. Another cloud at night.
This sand grain. Or that drop of water.

Even God doesn’t remember your name.
You puff and boast and reach out a hand,
but even God doesn’t remember.

©Bruce McRae 2015


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Pushcart nominee Bruce McRae is a Canadian musician with over 900 poems published internationally, including, Rattle and The North American Review. His first book, ‘The So-Called Sonnets’, is available via Silenced Press and Amazon. To see and hear more poems go to ‘BruceMcRaePoetry’ on YouTube


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