Saturday, September 2, 2017

like father
like daughter
like death
like dreaming
like echoes
like mourning
like a cemetery
like a disappearing grave 

like an evaporated cherub 
like the institute
like taking turns
like running out
like he drifted away
like he was kidnapped 

like I was tortured
like he hitchhiked
like knowledge of the end 

like the road stopping
like I halted
like you swam I drowned

like I was left on earth an ugly duckling rusted on my side made of steel
like life & death 
like luck
like love
like fate

like it all being cursed 
like father
like daughter
like a stone

like the dust. 

(April 4, 2006)