Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Of words

There will be more words then,
between you and i,
more from me perhaps,
just little pieces of sky
ribbons drawn from memories,
colours from impossible sunsets
and ordinary things
     like bookcases
     wrapping paper
     a stranger's smile
     a computer screen
     the bark of a dog
     traffic lights
and other things we pass by
as we move from moment to moment
as we switch dream for reality
and reality for dream,
and in those words
and pauses too
you may find something
something that makes you forget to breathe
something that stops clocks
and buries eternity forever.
or you may find nothing at all.
either way, i will come.

[from the collection 'The Underside of Silence', shortlisted for the Gratiaen Award 2008]

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