Thursday, May 17, 2007

waiting

like a Belsen survivor
life stripped away to the bare bones

gaunt, yellow, stretched
the hollow people stumbling out into life
blinking in the light

You will not return from wherever it is that you are
not into this life, this world
your eyes sealed, unseeing

what do you see? wherever you are?
what do you hear?
what do you know?

do you know our voices?
whispering murmurings love and loss chit and chat trivial exchanges crisp packet rustlings rememberings hello-farewells laughter and tears tea-drinking planning silences

do you know us?

you will not survive and see the sun again
in this world


so very very far from being who you are

still yourself
precious fragile tenuous

but you are not retrievable

2 Comments:

Blogger Pod said...

into the sun with little moth
floaty floaty
smiling at us and our newfound togetherness
x

8:25 AM  
Blogger lettuce said...

:o)

8:46 AM  

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