Author Archive for David E

15
Dec
12

Enough Then



Blue sun blinding my waking eye
turning me away from the kiss
I have been warned to avoid,
I had longed to wake to hold.
Take me back home, please.
I have been too long out across.

I won't want to change my mind.
Some loves want leaving behind.

Black snow stinging my open face
turning me back from the door
I have been threatened against,
I had longed to open since.
Take me back home, please.
I have been too long off here.
 
 
 

[posted for Sara
as of date written
]

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14
Dec
12

Won’t Be Long


       
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I hurt.  I can't help but show it.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀He knows it.
⠀⠀⠀⠀He's so sad.  I tell him don't be.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀It won't be
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀that tragic.  It won't be wrong,
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀won't belong
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀to what we've had.  Be strong,
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I tell him, don't think of it as going dead, not
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀when we've still so much future ahead, yet
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀he knows it won't be long.
       
       
       
       
                                   [posted for Sara as of date written]
              
13
Dec
12

Keratoplasty


       
       How nice! They'll take my eyes
           to help some stranger see as bad
       as my squint's had to make out. 
       
       Nothing else I've got's considered good
           enough to pass along. And by the time
       they realize their mistake, I'll be long gone,
       
       out of even second sight. They'll see
           what I've known all along, how I'll look
       no better than the worst you'll let me be. 
       
       
       
       
                                   [posted for Sara as of date written]
              
12
Dec
12

Straight up ahead



Straight up ahead, look for me.
    You can't possibly miss.
I'll stand where you know I'd be.       
       
       
                            [posted for Sara as of date written]
       
11
Dec
12

As Composed



As composed as I will remember
myself to have been, my glass eyes
staring straight up past their light
far into the timeless reaching skies,
who will know the fury of my flight?

As composed as I will expect
my face to have been, my stiff lips
frozen on their final vow, their warm
outlasting a breathless moon's eclipse,
who will feel my vision's frenzied form?

As composed as I will cast
my will to have been, my dying touch
relaxing its hold on their white sheets
to spill ink behind me, a poem as such,
who will break the spell my word completes?       
       
       
                            [posted for Sara as of date written]
       
11
Dec
12

Rondelet



Go on ahead—
we'll cross again some future moon. 
Go on ahead;
don't make me leave you first instead
before you leave me. Opportune
occasion cuts us quick too soon.
Go on ahead. 

I'll be there soon,
I promise.  Long before we're dead,
I'll be there.  Soon
this dark will fall.  This coming June
or May or April, words we said
will speak to us anew.  Ahead!—
I'll be there soon.
       
       
       
                            [posted for Sara as of date written]
       
09
Dec
12

In So Far


       
                   Think: engross. Daydreams of sin?
                  In
                 blood overdose. Want I should go?
                     So
               extra close. Escape options are?
                         Far
             from over. First word of an avatar.
         Same breath. Not gradable. As designed.
         I found all three stones you left behind.
                                Insofar.

       
       
       
       
                                   [posted for Sara as of date written]
              



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  • all of it now handed over so I can conserve remaining strength for my final creation ○ 5 years ago
  • how is it i remember what the word 'intrinsic' means, yet i can't figure out which beliefs are intrinsic to me vs having been read to me? ○ 5 years ago

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