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Recurring Imagery

there is daylight
on the water
there are remnants here
of gods
who have gone
before

(june 2007)

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6/6/07

'goodbye' she said
falling back into herself;
i watched her fade away
like i dream i would forget
upon
waking

(june 2007)

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7/26/06

i hear the twang
of someone's sadness
played
on a steel guitar
somewhere
down the street -
i am followed
by the music
like
a dog trailing
in the wake
of my travels,
following
at my heels.
but the song
is not in my head
for it evolves
constantly
into newer music
into newer misery;

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Dream Brother

brother, your darkness
closes over me like an eyelid
and I am invited into
the hole your absence
tears into our mother's heart

brother, brought to me in a dream
you are the boy & the truth
that never was
and I am enticed by the
secrets hidden behind your lips

dream brother, your mouth,
wrought onto mine, spills
the secrets of your nonexistence
your life unlived;
how before my time
our mother wept at your bedside
clutching the sheets
where your body left no indention

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Let Me Compose Myself

let me compose myself
like a symphony
note tumbling upon note until
they are chasing each other
down the staff
and through the measures until
i have composed an opus
a song calm as the thrust
of the ocean upon sand
so i can turn
and have a song to play
trembling fingers on the violin
dragging from the strings
song and sound
a composition, a calmness
the thought of my body
in your arms
when you cradled all of me
and carried me home
and the song i have sounds

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