Sunday, January 3, 2016

Deuteronomy 31: In Writing

Stand and see 
the fire flame between
us, a pillar we can-
not cross.

What remains witness
when I am hollowed 
flattened to a shadow
on the sands?

Barred at the river
of no traverse
I cannot leave
cannot come
can only dissipate
as I walk towards you
again and again.

The sea, the sky, the ground beneath
bear the marks of my passing.
The disturbed air
my weight born on the waves
leave a hollow no
one will find.

Don’t loosen me
don't leave me.
Make my word stone
let it sprout water
and drink it deep
feel its cold slide down
your empty belly

its residue on you tongue and lips. 

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