Sea Song

Published March 24, 2013 by pipsqueak

Are you surprised to find yourself still alone?

just as you were moments before?

and as you were yesterday?

and last week

as well?

Once he hunched up under his workdesk

and carved into the most fragile membranes of his wrist

Not trying to empty his heart out, no

Just to change the dull direction a bit

Give new bearing to his bloodflow


Stranger, do not attack your skin

Instead, walk from room to room,

Opening closets, greeting the hunched and gnarled creatures within


Pain is the Siamese twin of joy

And you must accept its thorny bear hug

Throw yourself into the stinging waves of uncertainty

You are tossed in the frigid surf of it

It is nothing more than  motion

It will burnish you soft as misty sea glass

And throw you, naked, back on the shore


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