Thursday, October 12, 2006

Lighter by just that much

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Nine Panes Of Sun

I found a feather on the sidewalk this evening.
The sky feels lighter by just that much.

Before I had legs, I slept in water.
When I awoke, I put away spawning things.

A woman with eyes like blue templars stood beside me at
the market counter. I never even noticed her deep cleavage.

Crossing the street, I could see summer unwinding itself.
Autumn is kept, I thought, beneath a slow turning spool.

Now near sundown, an office building holds the light
long enough to pour nine molten panes of sun over me.

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The trees scarcely move. The sky is too shallow down here to matter.
Like the trees, my arms reach out for depth just the same.

A blue jay rests atop a wooden fence, cocks her head to regard me.
She is female because she remains even as I pass too close.

What keeps lovers seated outside, sharing a meal in twilight,
sweetly sipping tears of grapes, more lonely than they ever were?

Tonight I immerse myself in the art of being unembraceable.
I shall hold myself in the darkness and whisper: There there.

Joseph Gallo
July 13, 2003

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Anonymous Anonymous parried...

Tonight I immerse myself in the art of being unembraceable.

I love this. Very nice, Joseph.

October 13, 2006 6:31 AM  
Blogger name of the rose parried...

Interesting imagery.
Thank you for the link.

October 15, 2006 5:45 PM  
Blogger Kyle parried...

Rich and brave work, Joseph. The first stanza had me: I thought, Ah yes, here we go!

October 21, 2006 10:41 PM  
Blogger joseph parried...

Thank you all for your kind comments. Please be sure to visit one another's blogsites for even more enriching work. :-)

October 22, 2006 10:48 PM  
Anonymous owld_skipper parried...

I liked the October 12 post, now it's October 23.

Need another poetry fix, yes I do,

October 23, 2006 7:35 AM  
Blogger joseph parried...

Coming right up, señor. :-)

October 23, 2006 10:09 PM  

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