Even the Light

 

Even the Light

You look out and the sunbeam blinks –
a difference in brightness
on the drooping seeds.

Some days nothing gets done.
We live with the unwashed,
with stacks of mail, the unfolded,

the incomplete. Phrases pop out
only to crawl away, and later,
reincarnated in other forms,

embed themselves just under
the skin, calcifying. Scratch
as you might, no relief appears.

Your tongue grows heavy
from shaping these words.
Even the light subtracts.

 

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“Even the Light” was published in the May 2017 issue of La Presa.

 

 

10 thoughts on “Even the Light

  1. This feels like snapshot of this last week… and the one before that! But tomorrow is a whole new span, and with luck at least laundry will get done. 😊

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  2. Pingback: Even the Light — O at the Edges | Perth Words... exploring possibilities.

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