Academic journal article Centro Journal

Poems for a Death That Could Be Mine (1)*

Academic journal article Centro Journal

Poems for a Death That Could Be Mine (1)*

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And when I leave everything will go on sleeping.

What does a single drop of tear mean to the dew?

Does it torture the wind when the gust runs out?

Everything alone & everything asleep! No mourning face

will stop the twilight. Bereavement song

be left.

My leaving who sleeps,

who will feel my wound,

my companion, my wing, my fractured & spread...

you will not be asleep because you will die

with me in the poem & with me on your back.

Poems for a death that could be mine (1, version two)

And when I go every thing will go on sleeping.

What does one single drop mean to the larger dew?

Does the wind grieve when the gust runs out?

[The wind doesn't grieve when the gust runs out.]

Every thing alone & every thing asleep! No mourning face

will make the twilight stop. Bereavement song

be left.

My leaving

who will feel my wound,

who sleeps,

my companion, my feathered, my fractured & spread. …

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