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in #poetry3 months ago


Life or bones or thoughts that need immediate thinking exhume me from sleep, unwilling, a pre-dawn deposit on the hard, frozen ground of a January morning.

I make coffee and sit down to work, to start the day by force, and remember that the window here is bare. The curtain removed for cleaning.

The window, exposed, a mirror of obsidian.

The window, exposed, a shoe of patent leather.

The window, exposed, a single fingernail polished black.

And as I sit and try to work, the window melts delicately in gray and blue into tree and car and street outside, things that must contain within them, the dark.

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Beautiful and thoughtful poem, @ducksaplenty!