Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I always felt as if I had one foot in one world
and another in another--what an oddity I must
appear to others--this wraecca--this Hanged Man
dangling head down--the sky below him--
who came as a speck on the Dali horizon--
looming larger amid the melted clocks
and creaking crutches under the shadow
of a monstrous cuckoo's unmoving flight--
luckily I saw no one else--as if I were some other
species of life they did not want to see themselves as--
and so hid--how desolate to know the depths of...


the sun pries open my lids
I rouse myself--the dream's upshot forgotten--
and here--another morning of drowsy mind
stirring in the flesh--and the heart again...

the heart...

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