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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Survivor's Guilt

Meaningless streams of water
Writhe like living ropes
Made of glass (how very strange!)
Across the gray linoleum tiles.

The light fades in this room
To match the captured
Ancient light in photographs.
Time itself must be confused by this.

Two tears and some dominoes fell:
The aborted start
Of an imagined design...
A line that would never be finished.

Meaningless streams of water...
(Am I not human?)
Pulsing through vein and vessel...
And we all know humans die like flies.

4 comments:

  1. Which line should I pick as my most favorite.. My survivor guilt feelings everytime I lost a loved one in the family, well put in words.. !! I wish I wrote this! But in any case, I will pick my top three,
    1. The aborted start
    Of an imagined design... - How many times has it happened?!
    2. To match the captured
    Ancient light in photographs.
    Time itself must be confused by this.
    3. And we all know humans die like flies. - Isnt this THE ultimate truth??
    Very well said..
    Rachana
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  2. Yes, yes it is the ultimate truth; it's been sitting in my heart for a while, and it both hurt and felt good to put it into words.

    Thank you for reading and commenting.

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  3. Thanks, Chile Chelc (cool name!) Thanks for following :)

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