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i have on an astronaut suit
but not even I can see it
i’m closed up
shrunk into my me-box

i suck my stomach in
a flock of gulls is migrating between
us
there is fright in their wings

the salt and pepper people hug each other
but they have no faces

and someone is pouring a jug half-
full with water, it goes in loud
and ghost
in cold light
and we keep drink-
ing till we’re all water and skin
like lettuce

there’s a pool on the table
it’s eating your sleeve

I try to say it but the saying’s all clung to the roof
of my mouth and now
there’s an ocean on the table





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albinotiger said...
Aug. 1, 2012 at 5:28 pm
this is Great!! i love the imagry and the emotion :) !! (maybe check out my work sometime)
 
albinotiger said...
Aug. 1, 2012 at 5:13 pm
really great work, a lot of imagery and a lot of emotions!! :) (maybe check out my work sometime)
 
booksmangos said...
Jul. 31, 2012 at 5:39 pm
I really like this poem, and the different images you have put into it.  I think they're unique, and giving life to the salt and pepper somehow shows the ( I think ) the sort of loneliness the person is feeling.  I especially like the lettuce image :) Sincerely, I think this is good writing.
 
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