5-7-5 Contemplation (III)

This trajectory
is awkward and out of joint;
feelings wash over me.

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This feeling swells up
from my gut into the flesh
of my heart. Tears drop.

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Pages stacked, one on
top of the other; a mere work.
A labor of love.

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The window closes;
slow ascent. Then, opaque blockage.
Motion ceases; pause.

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Sitting still, stuck with
wonder and confusion here.
I do not know…*sigh

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Refresh, looks, searches…
Something new, something telling.
Effort returns void.

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The ease at which the
words pour out in connected
thoughts…like I am home.

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I cannot do this–
insurmountable demand.
Hear beat, warm feel; yields.

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A soul knows a soul?
Unforgettable knowing…
A soul knows a soul.

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Uneven terrain laid
out before my trepid steps.
Left foot, right foot; blind.

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I’ve got this, I’ve got…
(I don’t know how to do this!)
…this, I’ve got this, I’ve got this.

5-7-5 Contemplation (II)

The damp remains here.
Memories swirl; images
retain what was there.

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Unmistakable…
the air shifted, moved, split, and
transformed forever.

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It was familiar,
a known yet unknown and known.
Time’s repetition.

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Curves formed, eyes tracing–
soothing loveliness embraced…
soul remembering.

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Unknowing cleavedness–
separate, emancipate–
deep impression left.

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Smells, sounds, senses dance;
finger tips remember well
the now unknown known.

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Seeking, searching…found;
Inside, outside, up and down found.
Sought, searched…can’t unfind.

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Words like film play for
the eye of the mind–recall.
Can’t ever unsee them.

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Thoughtless, pointless speech.
Words on my doorstep boxed neat.
Gift I’m forced to keep.

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Careless utterance–
lacking any prethinking–
my kingdom leveled.

5-7-5 Contemplation

The eraser rubs,
and dark lines fade to nothing;
memory vanished.

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Sound proof box holds tight;
Scream and shout but yet nothing.
Words fall to the ground.

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Pieces on the board,
moved about quickly; costly.
A pawn moved aside.

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Broom sweeps up the mess,
pieces and particles move;
nothing remains now.

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The cord is pulled taut;
the bag is carried away.
No one knows to where.

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recalibration.
compartmentalization.
depreciation.

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Total attention.
One in a million: special.
Millions of one: common.

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A mighty wave engulfs,
ensues, pursues, overtakes;
ebbing: abandons.

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Terracotta pot
in hands sure and steady: safe;
in foolish: mere dust.

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Tremors come first and
then the ground opens up and swallows.
Why did feet stand still?

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Rocks misused and thrown–
smallest to biggest: brutal.
The collection grows.