Tag: death

Escape

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He sat on the stool by the front yard, his hands so clumsy, they had
already overtaken us “someday they will demolish the house”, he says
to me, and they’ll discover it”
and every so often at the far end of the room someone wrapped around
him a bed-sheet, it was the time he escaped, until the bed-sheet fell
empty on the floor and we had a friend forever,

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Date

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A blind date
is set for you
by fate
to meet your
Death
this morning

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Promise

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I know it well—he said
that no one will come
to greet me I know it
for the words I spoke
bounced hopelessly off their ears

the children’s innocence
became today’s concern
struggle for a breath of air
how to pay this month’s rent

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Coaxing

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Anywhere I go I carry him along
that my soles firmly attached
to gravity and earth’s bosom

I carry my death along
to John’s birthday party
and to Kostas and Helen’s wedding