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Least of All, Time

Where do the young go,
do they frolic in a new field 
warmed by an old sun,
or in aged meadows lit by now?

Everything dies, sheds skins,
to give way to the moment

Once swayed by the song,
the length of the body in dance
presses on, listens for the rhythm,
hums along 

until the tempos change

And watch as if outside-in,
themselves a third party,
a single heart
here...

From the rise that emerges there in the lowlands,
amid the mist and the faces, an outstretched hand,
a single smile, a breath, a curl, a lash, a cool smooth cheek

The incredible sensation, the surround of loving arms,
the perfect nestle of neck in neck, a race to all that is good

was once good

I know now
that blue continues
long after the eyes are gone

cc: Chagall 2021




In Echelon

Come with me!

I know a place where
there are updrafts still

You can catch your wings
and soar

Icy blue winds
near the edge of horizons

Very thin air
so easy to breathe

So little remaining

cc: Chagall 2021

In A Word

There's nowhere to run but forward
when your very own buttocks
are chasing after you

I look up; the view of my forehead escapes me,
I have trouble tasting my own tongue

I have gazed into eyes,
though I've never heard a word 
from the ear 

despite listening intently
(somewhere once  I heard that 
gerunds are bad)

maybe all words 
are bad

the imperfection of the green bottle
is more precise than the words that attempt 
to describe it

the contents of the bottle shake,
underground tremors

but not enough to make waves,
albeit how tiny

I can throw thoughts like darts,
from my bullseye out to any
errant arc

aren't we the pair?

I stroke the umbilical cord,
coaxing it gently to relax,
to collapse into a coil,
to reel you in

to feel you
in total darkness
attempting
to discern shapes
any form
will do
to exit the nil
nipping at wet organisms
that threaten - nay promise - 
to engulf

we ride the tide home
in free-fall akimbo

asleep back-to-back,
we have nowhere to go
but forward

cc: Chagall 2021





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