Wednesday, April 19, 2006

For the dead (2006)


advice for the dead?

suggest they stop watching

everywhere
always

(devilled panoptic)

thirsting for our young air

&

get back to (somnolence)
where they once belonged

don’t overexert
searching for our bodies

which to them, strangely, are ghosts
wrung from the light

of broken headlamps

3 comments:

  1. "thirsting for our young air"...

    I like your use of words and the format of your pieces as well, it adds atmosphere.. :)

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  2. Thanks for the comment. :)

    Funny that you focused on that line... I almost changed it to "thirsting for our young breath", but thought that would cast the dead as malevolent zombies rather than inscrutable voyeurs.

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