poetry, voices

September 24, 2008 at 9:44 pm Leave a comment

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the mourner

here, in the moment

you’d thought to think timeless, time

has never been more present.

your mind has become

indifferent, as your body struggles, lost in the thing

called love.

later you discover

you desire her most when she won’t

be touched, unable to want

that offered. only the

untouched, the unknown and mysterious. and when she

is gone

she is most truly

your loved one, hugged close like

a nearly unbearable burden

of selfhood. your chains

made your meanings, you cannot (ever)

let them go.

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Glenn

…In the context particularly of recent events (and most particularly political), this seemed quite fitting.  It’s odd that we have so many professions and people who prate of truth and do everything in their power to avoid it.  It’s also blasted amazing how much alliteration I’m doing.  No more!

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