Anonymous (Friday Poetically)

Why can’t I be anonymous?
Why can’t I
hide among two dimensional shadows of shallow minds,
walk in the world of me,
drool, if necessary,
speak French,
cry for independence,
and ignore my fat cat neighbor’s  
                                                 intestinal woes.
I can still be invisible and listen to Jack White’s guitar,
even though Detroit is not synonymous with anonymous,
but the man has a gift of creative riff,
and if I don’t crank
                               too loud,
I can be nameless, still.
I can help the poor with money orders and cash,
and wear a mask to help dig through fallen rubble.
I can even send good luck cards to freedom fighters in trouble,
I can be anonymous, still,
                                        can’t I?
Or would I be a shallow minded
                                                              of self indulgence too?
No, I’m not talking about you.
Hello, my name is Henry Clemmons.  Comment vas-tu?

14 thoughts on “Anonymous (Friday Poetically)

  1. ha.nice…i think you can still be anonymous…or perhaps humble in all those things you list, not seeking the fame…nice to meet you henry…i know i have been here before but…nice internal rhymes too…

  2. I am sometimes all of those things you describe. Occasionally I want to step out onto the sidewalk and let my body language shout "Hey! Look at ME!" And then the days exist when I am grateful I can do my own thing, smile at everyone, anyone, drink milky tea and have no-one really notice me. But always, I feel a need to nurture others and give to the extent that I can.

  3. Really enjoyed this and the emotional ambiguity you express. I've lived in Detroit and think it's a perfect place to be anonymous, (think, invisible.) Et je vais assez bien pour une vieille, merci. :0)

  4. Ha! Henry C.you rhyme in timea riff of stripeto seperate nowwould be a crime (i might add)but anonymous you saynot possible todayas you are hereand we are herebut i know what you meanthere is humblewith head downyet we seedon't we~robert

  5. Mysterious…I think you can still be anonymous…It's really a choice isn't? ~Thank you for visiting~Nice to meet you Henry.♥ ஆεlεɳa ~.^

  6. So good to see something original like this, not just entertaining, but giving a bit of slice to things, forcing a thought or two, not just playing the sensation harmonica. Enjoyed it much.

  7. Hello Henry. You can be invisible and anonymous if you like, but if you keep slinging words like this, I fear you have little hope of obtaining your objective. You are a unique voice, keep it up. Invisibility is not all that it's craced up to be, lol,Elizabeth

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