Letters and Diary Poetry posted February 9, 2016


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Absolute

by michaelcahill


YES, OF COURSE, HER


Absolute
 


I was so young
perhaps a dandelion
though it is slight--
      it falls to pieces
          and goes …
              somewhere,
              it intrigues
 
a daisy then,
mistreated
petals dipped
in inkwells
     we are young
     and fickle
     indecisive without
     conviction
 
a rose--
screaming red
dripping with dew
upon my tongue
     yes
       yes
        and another
         still one more
              over there
              redder still
 
all the while I notice the sky …
it remains always
some shade of blue
sometimes filled with clouds--
      they play
      they teach
      they seem to reach
            for somewhere
            I wish to also go,

and color seems to matter in the sky
…but light leaves
          taking the color casually away
 
I take all of this with me
to sea,
for it is blue

I seek,
for once I embraced
 
her
 
on a sandy beach,
    the sky and sea conversed
 
out there
 
and the whispers reached me
     but just echoes
     of a promise
 
I’m adrift now
no land in view
dandelions remembered
daisies too
a single rose alone
a black silhouette
 
clouds have parted ways
as light probes
seeking exactly
the right hue
 
finally … finally
I find
the color
I once shared
 
the deepest
 
darkest
 
perfect
 
blue



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