Monday, September 27, 2010

Old Poem: New Day--Between Lovers

indignation stops the heart
hesitation hollows the mind
trickier than interpretation
  of a linger that ends abruptly
the worlds between lovers
  are strewn with landmines
  maps that shift
  as civil wars crawl to the surface,
opposing sides
  blind in their certainty
  righteous, dumb and poisoned with pursuit
days and nights of silence
  followed by intermittent small arms fire
  then someone strikes large for tactical advantage
  and the horror of it is writ large in the sky
it is a heart-broken wisdom
  that braves negotiations
  when not yet defeated
it is a desperate desire for touch
  that extends a phantom limb
  toward a handshake of peace.

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