Telling

 

for a time

we live

in time

 

I

sink into

the afternoon

 

light

belongs

here

 

where we begin –

far from

where we end

 

night simplifies

 

one day –

as if

I never was

 

light returns

where

it lingered

 

earth

embraces

us

 

two hands –

so little

for so much

 

untouched –

a star

 

sky

as high as

yesterday

 

listen –

birds

are speaking

 

cardboard boxes –

my daughter

packs her childhood

 

each afternoon

the day

begins to end

 

we remain

on earth

 

this summer

evening –

sky without end

 

life begins

so many

times

 

we see

the same

world

 

what we do –

tomorrow sees

 

life –

behind you

 

shadows

of the poor

 

clouds

in slow

flight

 

a bird ascends –

to its

summer home

 

at dawn –

certainty

 

the moon –

among the

multitude

 

our life –

linked to every

other life

 

a shadow

falls

without sound

 

late afternoon –

night hides

in the shadows

 

daylight

forms around

each thing

 

waves

rush for

home

 

each day

appears – in the place

of the last

 

rivers

never

return

 

life moves

slowly –

as it passes

 

one

in three – just

once

 

faithful for

a day –

a shadow

 

life

claims our

attention

 

stars

follow us into our

rooms

 

without the sun

we see

more ancient things

 

night

knows

no end

 

the earth is

humanised

 

a monarch –

on a

flower

 

little

left of

yesterday

 

imperceptibly –

light

begins

 

in silence

stars

speak

 

weightless

as stars

 

our tiny

marks

in day

 

the sea

breaks on many

shores

 

life seems

too far

to cross

 

thinking

uncovers

 

again –

the edge

of day

 

birds fly

upon

the wind

 

bleak –

tomorrows

and tomorrows

 

my life –

somehow

all life

 

to be with you –

when you

might not have been

 

the surface

of water –

so thin

 

birds

hesitate

to land

 

beginnings –

in stars

 

parting from us –

the sun

and then the stars

 

each day

the lake catches

a face

 

we

disappear

into tomorrow

 

frailty

outlasts

the stars

 

autumn

moon –

adrift

 

sunrise

on the edge

of time

 

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