Every Wind (with recording)

Every Wind

Every wind loses itself,
no matter where

it starts. I want
a little piece of you.


I want your atmosphere
bundled in a small rice paper packet
and labeled with strings of new rain
and stepping stones.

I want
the grace of silence
blowing in through the cracked
window, disturbing only
the shadows.

Everywhere I go, bits of me linger,
searching for you.

Grief ages one thread at a time,

lurking like an odor
among the lost

or your breath,
still out there,



* * *

Music: “Gymnopedie No. 1” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License


“Every Wind” first appeared in The Lake in July 2016, and is included in my chapbook, From Every Moment a Second, available for order now via Amazon.com and Finishing Line Press.




21 thoughts on “Every Wind (with recording)

  1. A wonderful recording! This leaves me with a mix of sadness and something altogether NOT sad … the thought of passed loved ones’ breath drifting about, the possibility I will breathe it in … or at least leave a bit of my own out there to mingle with the others when circumstances are right …

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  2. What strikes me (well, it would) is the way in which the spoken and on-screen versions, though (ostensibly) identical, are totally discrete. Each evokes its own responses, each approaches the viewer/listener from its own direction, with its own concreteness.

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