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  197.     

And I was All

Not in here
the carbon field

Somewhere though
perhaps in mind

Upon a yielding
of the heart

A verticality
of trees

Roughly-hewn bark
Nature sculptured

She gnarled up my innards
creeping
at the crawlies

I render

COLD

And so my heart
and I became the air
of night

Wrought from pain
we yawn out!
borne of brutal evolution

As wind wrestled
‘gainst her pangs of death

Our paucity of stars
waned

Gave to waxing of the
white-yellow-silver-mellow

MOON

Smoothing out a path
along the satin black

And I was all

For I was air

And all of clear chill

Hung

Still
 
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  198.     

And Should I Move?

Beneath a line of lashes,
Embers dim,
Catch me -

My eyes
Push a little harder,
Stalling thoughts;

I mustn't think! -
To miss a blink is all:

Brain-cries -
I sense them -
Glisten
In a tear.

I can't decipher -
Who's to touch her? -
Reassure by
Nudging near.

The shoulder shows,
Taunts me;
Her slender neck -
It haunts me.

Should I move? -
Closer helps -
Distance isn't necessary
In the frame of what is.

And risk:
Outside the box: the ‘What if? '

And you -
Trapped inside your call,

With me waiting on the waves
To question: ‘Will I fall? '

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  199.     

Autumn

Red has come –
It blew in unexpectedly
When I was vulnerable.
And it brought the cold –

Not of still and blue,
But the dying embers type,
As if to say 'Goodnight Summer.'



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  200.     

CAT

Charismatic ginger tom, you act the loving pet.
Agile slayer more the role - you garden fiend - and yet
Tyrant beast, you too can scream – we simply call the vet!


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