Friday, December 20, 2013

Onceless

Red Shuttleworth



Onceless

The gap to get across, the cosmic catch:
how we splice memory and iconic visibilities.
Hence the several...  processions of bitter-
sweet dark chocolate Santa-upon-Santa.
Your foot is in the wall... missed the door.
Aluminum tinsel and boxes of .40 bullets,
empty-alone and onceless, shimmering
ancient cloth angels set upon miniature
rest home atrium (donated) holiday trees:
loss-anniversaries stack up.
How long has that dog or that lover
or that dull-thread parent been dead?

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