Little Time – Jan 2, 2012

Posted: January 2, 2012 in Samples of My Writing, Writing Posts
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Here is a poem to celebrate the new year. This is from my new book Time Lapse to be published in 2012 by Black Moss Press.

Bob Chelmick does a reading of this poem here:

http://ckua.com/common/medialib/376/525512.mp3

Little Time

Time is a school of fish
fighting for bits of rice tossed into the moat
or a smile on the moon over the city at dusk
a hand with spread fingers
as a young woman leans against ancient doors of Thapae Gate

Little time is the glass globe that contains us
it is possible to believe in ghosts here
to see them in houses or at the front door
like children their noises carry
someone wakens in a dark room
sees the outline of a dead father

We slip in and out of dreams
bite into fresh pineapple
with each swallow find a shredded love

Buddha lifts his hand in the dark
everything continues to go wrong

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