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Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/books/entry_id/924433-Twenty-Years
Rated: GC · Book · Personal · #2141761
Poems exploring whether or not we create our world, through reflections past and current .
#924433 added November 26, 2017 at 8:41pm
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Twenty Years
10-25-17


I've memorized the arcs of your face.
Time hasn't touched them;
the glow unweathered. Remaining.
Regardless of my knowing it or not,
that may be all I'll ever choose to see.

There's a meaning to you, and
most times it's better that we
don't know what it is we don't know
but you're more surreal
than every other life is real.
Where people have bothered
to embed themselves in my consciousness,
you hover like an aura and
almost cleanly bisect my timeline.
Today may be a pocket of extra
nothingness inside a whole emptiness
of without, but there are too many
alternate universe realities
suggesting a more complete picture
that we hardly spent a day apart.

It's too easy to let ponderings
wander into avoidable obsessions,
as readily available as they come.
I won't let myself go there.
Not to your shoulders
bearing a similar struggle's weight.
Not to the hips blessed
with a motherly tension slowly burning
into meandering lust and possibility.
We don't draw lines, at least not like
the ones on calendars, and
the days aren't x'ed out
in the name of habitual cancellations
or ritualistic conclusions. We don't.
But time could draw once again
a gaping connection
between now and the next passing.
Unnecessarily? Perhaps, or
equally as vital. Unfortunately,
too much and too late
often lead to the same place.

I'm not interested in studying memories,
and let's not wonder for faith.
The images, the ideas kept, are
pleasantly distracting enough
and are only for me to keep at bay.
We can work on ourselves
and ask and offer and help
when appropriate;
some people don't need an apology
when marking time gained or lost,
or gained from loss.

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