A video of my poem, Beyond the Pillar of Hercules. Written, edited and performed by Marc Alexander Valle. All photos from pixabay.com
Deep Thought by Marc Alexander Valle
by Marc Alexander Valle
She told my co-worker
that I was just in deep thought
after he asked why I don’t talk.
So often labeled ‘quiet’
that I started to get used to it.
She said that co-workers referred to her as a ‘dolt’
when it came to judging character.
But maybe she just needed a euphemism.
Like ‘deep thought’ for ‘odd’,
or ‘good-natured’ for ‘dolt’.
But I never said anything.
I was in too deep of thought
to realize that I should.