Tag Archive: legacy


Unstated

see
ghosts flee
these fields

lavender
notwithstanding

hear the elders
spoke

words melt
ignorant wisps
away

I am yet
not fulfilled

here this place
unknown

© Chagall 2016

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Requiem

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Today, this morning after
we left you alone
in your bronze home
aside the dirt-mound,
cordoned off
by rope and flowers,
I expected to wake
to the incredible weightlessness
of cold and sorrow,
but instead
I rise to nothing
but extreme desire
and eternal yearning
to perform spectacular acts
of radical kindness.

© Chagall, 2013

Denouement

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I hate when they ask
you to write your own obit.

Sure, get me to do your dirty work,
rub my own nose in it
while I’m at it!

I will answer a different question,
rewrite the game, beat a different drum.

Instead of what I did,
I will enumerate all that I did not,
publish that as a logia of anthos.

My final wish?
To be cremated, then reassembled.

© Carlos Chagall, 2013

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