Pause

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Silence swells
until they are
free to be meaningless

These moments recalled
as the ache
begins in the flesh

Last year
eyes caught
in the small light
seem to move

Ways of belonging
invade his dreams
for he didn’t understand
their loneliness
just then

Then
her hands closed
his eyes seeing that
part of them which
feels and screams
their need to touch

The room falls silent
a casualty of your presence

rjh — from a sequence African Dreams, 1991 revised 2014.

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March 29, 2014 · 1:51 am

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