to an unknown lover

November 23, 2016 at 2:34 pm Leave a comment

To an unknown lover

oh, pause
for a moment, won’t you, allow me to stare
just that instant too long
–only once, understand–
and then i smile shyly
or grimly

with exactly the meaning
i know
of some planet’s movements…

But then you would not allow one
having never heard of endings.

(is it my soul you so
frantically seek
in all your dusty boxes?)
All lovers are unknown.

We see only surfaces, and transparencies’ and translucense’s lent sense.

The writer mocks him (or her! I caught you!). You made assumptions! *And my word processor wasn’t up to my punctuation. C’est le

The reference is to a true event, situation, or multiples thereof.

The writer is a he–me–and it was very long ago.  Most illusions are self-constructed, though hardly all.  The most perilous one, of course, is faith, in the sense of daring to accept without examination.

It was so very long ago.

This is very recent poetry as compared to that written in the 70s (there are a few from the 80s in Voices, perhaps, but I think not; the majority was written in a period of about two years).  Most of my poetry has been discarded; I’m keeping it now.  Whether or not this shows that I’m functional mentally in my early 60s should be left to the judgment of another, though I’m not sure that I trust the judgment of (any) politicians.

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