now live

you died

and did not – yet

are still running as if

jittery distraction meant living –

be still


an instant after having written, edited and published the above, I found in my inbox today’s offering from poem-a-day

the juxtaposition on several levels is taking my breath away – so here it is:

No Images
Waring Cuney
She does not know
Her beauty,
She thinks her brown body
Has no glory.If she could dance
Under palm trees
And see her image in the river
She would know.But there are no palm trees
On the street,
And dish water gives back no images.

~ by Barbara S on February 19, 2022.

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