About the Poems
by Ray Succre
These poems come from a place in me where I have known many. They are poems centered on lost, missing, and passing opportunity, while in view of the successes and advancements of others. They shadow a tepid man who holds his fears in close, yet with a wonder severely perched on the actions of others. He encounters them through active, yet private thought, but he does encounter them. Due to his reclusive nature, he relies on the stories of others, even as he discovers them. You will find he vacations in a small tryst of admirations, charmed by the supple lives of those he notices, with a shudder at the end of the thought's fling, and most certainly always in passing. He works on them, courts for the evening, and then bids these thoughts a sweet goodnight.
So, he's in my place, but is he me? Am I him?