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The Parts and Sum of a Whole

twinkling eyes
measuring children
on the kitchen wall; watchful
as they grow luminous and tall
like birches, swaying near and far
on the winds of time;
wistfully wishing, perhaps
for time to trickle
like honey

mysterious hands
measuring sugar; conjuring
ginger and cardamom
pepper-flower bouquets,
sweet herring pickled, and
jars and jars
of tart, red
berries to splash
over salted pudding

far-away eyes
recalling days long past;
pickling sugar for
children, and measuring walls
for luminous herring
splashing in jars, swimming
like red queens in an
ever-suspended sea of
honeyed time

Winter Haiku

static in silk sheets
sleek skin sliding electric
winter lightning strikes

Oh, winter. If I wanted an electrical storm every time I rolled over, I’d be Zeus. Just sayin’.

prisms in your eyes,
dream fragments suspended
in salt water, then
cast like a bridge

(pastel
arches)

into infinity
doubled
tripled
bent back on itself-
a universe in a
droplet

we are
not of the same season,
never at the same time

we meet nowhere
but the mind,
in the middle
of that rainbow
bridge

The things he says:

“Mommy…before I was born, we was strangers. But, then we began to fall in love and we wasn’t strangers anymore.”

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He’s right. We were strangers. He was one of countless eggs. He was a yearning. He was the tail-end of every sigh. I needed him, and I didn’t even know it.

ImageWhat he is wrong about, though, is that there was really no beginning to this love. It was just always there, waiting.

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