Revisitation

September 6, 2016

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I’m reminded
Of the past
The sad realization that
Only absolute distance
Or death
Will afford me relief
From those hard days,
Dark people and
Broken dreams.
I am thankful
For the joys interlaced
Among the shadows.
Yet the ruin to be found
Even as I rejoiced
Is painful beyond my relief.
You, even you,
Brought as much sorrow
As blessing
From the moment of our
First moment
And still
Sorrow just back there
A moment ago.

Simply Writing

July 29, 2016

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Let me create
Then
Dark images
Upon this indelible
White paper
Pure as her silk wrap

Bleak
As the shredded land
Of this royal dervish
Yet not raging
The calm after
More that
Than a roaring maelstrom

For it is my reluctant
My recollection of the fire
Not walking in
Or fearing
But remembering with the calm
Of a sage
Who has seen
What is and was and is to come

So much that the ink
Is but a shadow
On the recalcitrant memory
Of this page

Occam’s Song

July 25, 2016

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to take a simple, graceful cloud
and string it to this line
make of it a hazy jewel
to place at your breast
and hold it close
seeing in it
something you’ve been before
knowing I have too

so that you don’t leave me
when I stand
without cloak or shelter

in dreams I’ve seen
there is nothing here but you
to stride along a knife edge
as if it were a trail
on one side life and sun
the other cold infinity
and stand upon both
as if we can dare
to claim there is a medium
a true place between

so that you don’t leave me
when I stand
without cloak or shelter

in dreams I’ve seen
there is nothing here but you
to capture this
burst of light
that singes my fingers
as I trace the scratches
on the page
from where I tried to hide
words that weren’t there
and return them
with someone else’s hand

so that you don’t leave me
when I stand
without cloak or shelter

in dreams I’ve seen
there is nothing here but you
a shadow
a twin
tears
and truth