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Thin-aired (#342)

He has left pieces of himself
In places he can no longer find.
Flakes of skin
That settled into dust
That others have wiped away.

Every time he turns around
He is no longer there.

He has left his absence
In every room he has ever entered,
Rooms that are now always locked.
No one recalls his leaving.

He wants to believe that sound waves never die.
That we just can’t listen strongly enough
To hear them as they fade.
He has been listening for his first I love you
For years.
But the air is silent and thin.

When he lifts his hand to the sun
He can see it shining through his skin.

Was he ever here?

 
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Posted by on April 20, 2020 in new poetry, Uncategorized

 

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#203

All parts of my dreaming

All parts of my dreaming are me
It is my hero-self
Rescuing my victim-self
From my murdering-self
My cat-self watches from the window

I am the mountain
That my shamed-self jumps from
My lake-self welcomes the fall

My dreams may wear different faces
Wife talking with me
Father scolding me
Fantasy luring me
But they are
My wife-self
Father-self
Fantasy-self

And I love who I am
In my dreamings
My me-self
Never escapes
I wake up sweating

I am the timekeeper
I am the wind
I am all

 
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Posted by on November 22, 2013 in old discoveries

 

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#151

Dreaming me

All parts of my dreamings are me.
It is my hero-self
Rescuing my victim-self
From my murdering-self.
My cat-self watches from the window.

I am the mountain
That my shamed-self jumps from.
My lake-self welcomes the fall.

My dreams wear different faces–
Wife talking with me
Father scolding me
Fantasy luring me–
But they are
My wife-self
Father-self
Fantasy-self.

And I love who I am in my dreamings.
My me-self
Never escapes.
I wake up sweating.

I am the timekeeper.
I am the wind.
I am all.

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2013 in old discoveries

 

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