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Sevenling (After watching the latest blockbuster) (#307)

After watching the latest blockbuster
She gushes about her dream superpowers:
Invisibility, flying, time travel.

I stay quiet, lost in my thoughts:
Instantaneously counting birds in a flying flock,,
Knowing the exact edge of a wave’s foam,
Perfect emotional pitch.

We will save different worlds.

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Posted by on March 29, 2016 in new poetry, sevenling


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Sevenling (she reads stories for the plot) (#295)


She reads stories for the plot
To escape
To dream
To become someone new

But I read poetry for the language
The sound
The word
The letter

We define beauty in the other

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Posted by on February 10, 2015 in new poetry, sevenling


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Sevenling (I have waited for her return)

I have waited for her return
Through memories of summer mornings
Autumn lunches in the park
Winter walks in frosty midnight air

When I finally see her in Spring
She gives me an air hug and the European three-kiss
Right cheek, left cheek, right cheek

I guess our lips are just for talking now

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Posted by on January 11, 2014 in sevenling


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Sevenling (Winter, in its pessimism)

Winter, in its pessimism, thinks it tells the truth about the other seasons
        Spring and its fake innocence
        Summer and its fake joy
        Fall and its fake pity

I walk along the beach in January, bundled against the biting wind
Picking up starfish, seaweed, even rocks
And throwing them as far as I can into the ocean

I walk with my trousers rolled

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Posted by on November 12, 2013 in sevenling


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Sevenling (The geography of her body)               (new)

The geography of her body has valleys that shy away from me:
the inner curve of her neck, the tremulous arch of her foot,
the small of her back.

My geography is a landscape
seemingly filled with mountainous crags and peaks:
prominent nose, sharp elbow, hard shell of a kneecap.

We are both looking for the ocean.

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Posted by on October 10, 2013 in new poetry, sevenling


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