Monday, October 15, 2012

On What Hangs Around For A Little While

Unbidden

 
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by Rae Armantrout

The ghosts swarm.
They speak as one
person. Each
loves you. Each
has left something
undone.

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Did the palo verde
blush yellow
all at once?

Today's edges
are so sharp

they might cut
anything that moved.

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The way a lost 
word

will come back
unbidden.

You're not interested
in it now,

only
in knowing
where it's been.
 


 

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