Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Cessation by Jonathan Wonham

after After Cartier-Bresson by Alex M and Like The Day Upstairs by Amy H and May by Rufo Q and Athena Undone by Michelle N and Doxodox Blinks Morse Code by Rob SO

the couples         undone
        are parting
                in a blur       while

through leafy haze
         undecomposed morning
coughs up
           frail
                    bouts

of memory
      pollinated, balanced by
               the swipe
       of life

     in a splendid flurry
down
        the summer street
                 the young woman’s

skirt
          flecks
the dog watching
          together
                like slander
in off-white shades

              and though
        I
             begin
to wish us

            unbridled risqué
in parks, on benches, on bridges
          routing out
               time passed

what draws me
                besides
impossible
      ashen letters
              is to concede
          in her hair
a white
               kerchief's
       cessation

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