pearls

Waving Gesture

Posted in sonnet, sonnet cycle by maggie on 2014/04/02
 

See, what get said against what's said, gets meant
against what's meant, gets known against what's known.
Like, journeys never get there on their own,
but rather make it sent against what's sent
as though bound for an unknown continent—
you'll not know what it takes to live alone
until you've gone against yourself, get shown
your own departure leaving where it went.
So listen, you're not coming home.  You're lost
and only need an open bed to stay
until you realize I'm your worst mistake.
Yeah right. Go on, go drifting on your lake
pretending you'll arrive somewhere someday
without once having traced the lines I crossed.
 
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  1. t h i n g s + f l e s h said, on 2014/04/02 at 20:38

    spare, reflective and wise. such a lovely poem. tony


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