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Write Down the Words

In Uncategorized on June 13, 2019 at 9:57 am

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There

In Uncategorized on June 9, 2019 at 12:08 pm

Having lost the habit of being

I found myself in a new place.

It was emptier than the one before,

one had room to breathe.

There were walls all around

but I did not mind.

On the principle that expressing oneself

is good, I screamed at the walls:

“Once I too had a child!”

If anyone heard me, they gave no sign.

Somehow then, I was wandering down

streets that were quieter than they had a right to be.

On the outskirts of a nameless city I paused

to give a finely patterned moth a testament of sorts:

What we cannot imagine will certainly occur;

Have little faith in the deceptive shine of the world;

Endeavor not to recapture the butterfly years of

youth with the torn net of memory, etc.

I traveled on.

Nights I slept huddled at the base of statues

of figures whose names I did not know.

The buildings, bridges and roads had

fallen into disrepair, but I had lost all my tools.

So many crossroads, so many paths to choose from!

At times I sensed I was near the coast,

but I never saw the sea.

Were those years then that followed one another down

like autumn leaves?

I knew I was almost done.

In some forgotten valley I lay on my back

sky above, earth below, stream by my side.

Peace came then, combing her long black hair,

someone was drawing the curtain,

and I glimpsed home.

They Said

In Uncategorized on May 19, 2019 at 4:06 am

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Funny How

In Uncategorized on May 11, 2019 at 10:50 am

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Know This

In Uncategorized on May 5, 2019 at 1:22 pm

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Riversong

In Uncategorized on May 3, 2019 at 9:00 am

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Let the Tears Come

In Uncategorized on April 23, 2019 at 10:24 am

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Last Chance

In Uncategorized on April 16, 2019 at 11:32 am

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Say

In Uncategorized on April 8, 2019 at 11:51 am

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Say you find yourself at the crossroads of Europe

blue eyes vibing on brown

and all of history just a stain on a museum wall.

Say marble facades and storied tapestries

that have withstood cavalry charges,

the dictator’s leer, and hermetic blabberies of salons

now crumble like a Viennese pastry

flake by flake

into a neon digital sea.

Say the exquisite Faberge eggs of artful science and scientific art

are casually smashed on the grimy anvil of commerce,

while the ancient tribal banners once more darken the land

in oily muscular folds.

What if all this came to pass

while tanned Mediterranean shores went on Urlaub,

and leafy sidewalk cafes shone in the reflected glow

of espresso-dazed lovers, and

evening slowly fell.

 

I

In Uncategorized on April 3, 2019 at 6:03 am

I have been a river

surging bankless

to the dreaming sea.

I have been a meadow

blooming reverence

on a summer afternoon.

I have been a mountain

beckoning upwards

through blue centuries of sky.

I have been a forest

breathing silence

among cathedrals of the air.

And I have been a star

warbling in the blackness

a sad and ancient melody.