Sunday, July 13, 2014

THE FIRST (2007)

here is the second:
we both step off airplanes in some place
we may or may not 
consider a home
and when we see each other
it isn’t across some great distance
but i’m scanning the passing crowds
when i feel you gentle tap on my shoulder.

in the third, neither of us is
caught off guard because
it happens out of planning and convenience.
we are both too aware of the approach
for confusion or mistakes.

the fourth and fifth are something similar
with the details modified 
(a momentary lack of recognition, delays
and the expected complexities of reunions).

but the first --

here is the first:
i am sitting alone
in my one-person home
meditating on thoughts that will be read
by no one
but you.
and a knock.

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