The Aged Philosopher written by Mark Kodama at Spillwords.com

The Aged Philosopher

The Aged Philosopher

written by: Mark Kodama

 

The aged Philosopher stands at the water’s edge,
With toes buried in the white sand,
Looking out at the great ocean of undiscovered truth.
Piles of books wrapped in newspaper are at hand.
Schooners and boats fill the bay,
As mariners and ship owners haggle over pay.
And beyond the harbor lies the sea
Its waters concealing life’s mysteries.
Art, science, literature crowd his mind
As he treasures each and every find.
Arms outstretched to the Divine
The Philosopher cries: “Time, time . . . I need more time!”

Mark Kodama

Mark Kodama

Mark Kodama is a trial attorney and former newspaper reporter who lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two sons. He is currently working on Las Vegas Tales, a work of philosophy, sugar-coated with meter and rhyme and told through stories. More than 150 of his short stories, poems and essays have been published in anthologies, including those published by Black Hare Press, Clarendon Publishing House, Eerie River Publishing, Escaped Ink Press and Devil’s Party Press. His stories and poems have appeared in Writers and Readers Magazine, the Academy of Hearts and Mind Magazine, Café Lit, Commuter Lit, Dastaan World Magazine, Dissident Voice, Jakob’s Horror Box, Indie’s Nest, Inner Circle Writers’ Group Magazine, Literary Yard, Magazine of History and Fiction, Mercurial Stories, Portland Metrozine, Potato Soup Journal, PPP Ezine, Spillwords, Tuck Magazine and World of Myths Magazine. His stories and poems appear in Ancients, Apocalypse, Blaze, Cadence, Unravel, Dragon Bone Soup, Enigma, Fox Hollow Stories, Glamour, Hate, Tall Tales and Short Stories, Gleam, Fireburst, Latin Anthology, Maelstrom, Pride, Tempest and What Sort of Fuckery Is This? “Land of the Pharaohs” won Story of the Month at World of Myths and “The Summer Camp” appears in Potato Soup Journal, Volume 1, Issue 1 (Best of).
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