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18 April, 2006

Baggage

Nothing
Except suitcases, replicating
As you move from city to city;
Filled with shards from rooms.

You carry these:
Floors that transform
Into faces into words into sentences
Devoid of expression adjectives punctuation
(You travel lighter faster);
Ashes that flap around
Build columns of fire
Around soul standing still watching
partaking in self-destruction.

You throw these:
Papers that bleed on
Clocks you smashed to freeze a moment
That melts at a song bruise touch in absentia
(You travel lighter faster);
Knives that glint at night
Carve patterns
On walls cracking still defending
attacking for self-preservation.

Nothing
Except suitcases, replicating
As you move from city to city;
Filled with shards from empty rooms.

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Blogger khuto said...

Fabulous...

The replicated suitcases, floors that transform into lives, language, and this traveling lighter faster, all goes very well...

This part seems to be somewhat hodge-podged though:
: That melts at a song bruise touch in absentia
In fact, the third stanza is somewhat erratic - it starts off as a pure list of things you throw - but halfway through you start elaborating on the items and then carving things.

But a powerful testament to our shallow urban lives nonetheless...

19 April, 2006 12:55  

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