Tuesday, May 31, 2011

you've outlived yourself--

people talk about you past tense

even when you're standing next to them--

you check your pulse your wallet

your breathing

you see empty sockets when you look

in their eyes

and you long for anything else

because you know you're alive--

you look out a window relieved--

sunlight lays a thick shine on the trees and grass

in the hot afternoon--

stay by the window

you've outlived yourself

and are quite ready to go

Content (c) 2008-2011 Philip Milito.

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