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Looking elsewhere February 11, 2016

Posted by vsap in Blogroll, Poetry.
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Certain joys overtake, overlook, seek a valley of sideways, and
shuttering we, you and I, turn faces away as from fierce wind,
as if sand is blasting against our skins and here we are, no more, no less,
no worse for the journey, yet, no need for celebrations, no calls
from those various well-wishers who raise up to be counted in triumph
and are mysteriously absent in sorrow, annoyed we’d have the nerve
to think they care, to think they need an extra burden to carry.
Yes, they do. All we do is prove it with every next breath, while the
sharks still circling discover they have lost their instinct for us
and they swim away, not disengaged, just looking elsewhere for now.

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