[so much for the sunshine]

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N.Ν. Trakakis

so much for the sunshine
it’s complicated
it always is
still have time for summer
but how many winters will it take
who knows
the love of loving
with cold coffee
shoulders with boulders break
the bread
and a mouthful drink
with coffee-stained fingers
“Describe the aroma of coffee. – Why can’t it be done?”
(Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations 610)
God everywhere
always begging
now begging the question
but no more concepts can fit in the grave
there are no pockets in a shroud
but enough is never enough
graces gone
goals left behind
no place to find
the light in winter
all wrapped up in layers of clothes
brightest at midnight
searching for the weather
reeling from decomposing
the wanting of more, now needing less
that’s the beauty of confessing
the simple is always the sign of the true
horizon stepping away
no-thing appears, as if to say
“And I won’t be quoting him again for at least two years.”

N.Ν. Trakakis

N.Ν. Trakakis

About N.Ν. Trakakis

Nektarios Nikolaos (‘Nick’) Trakakis was born in 1972 in Melbourne from Cretan parents. He studied philosophy and theology at undergraduate level, and was awarded his PhD in philosophy from Monash University in 2005. He has taught Philosophy at Monash and Deakin Universities, and he is currently a Research Fellow in Philosophy at the Australian Catholic University. He has published two books and many journal articles on philosophical and theological themes. He has also published the following collections of poetry and prose: Tears (2005), Silent Transfigurations (2006), Via Dolorosa (2008), and Clearings (2011).
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