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Moving In Winter

Page history last edited by PBworks 13 years, 1 month ago

Moving in Winter

 

Their life, collapsed like unplayed cards,

is carried piecemeal through the snow;

Headboard and footboard now, the bed

where she has lain desiring him

where overhead his sleep will build

its canopy to smother her once more;

their table, by four elbows worn

evening after evening while the wax runs down;

mirrors grey with reflecting them,

bureaus coffining from the cold

things that can shuffle in a drawer,

carpets rolled up around those echoes

which, shaken out, take wing and breed

new altercations, the old silences.

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