Friday, May 09, 2008

Words

You remind me of words
I said long ago
Words that I'd forgotten
and scenarios 
I had scrubbed clean away. 
You make me laugh
and somehow sad, 
not knowing what
this is all about. 
I scanned over some
pieces today
that represented 
more than the black and white
on the page, 
and that conjured up places
I'd allowed to gather dust. 
Tile by tile
Piece by piece
Creating a bit of 
wholeness. 

3 comments:

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I'm not sure if this is what you meant, but your poem makes me think about how when you get together with someone you haven't seen in a long while, they expect to meet the old you and you've moved on so much you forgot that person ever existed.

I hope that's not a misinterpretation. This was a thought-provoking piece.

Pastor Peters said...

i'm hunting for a creative commons license... but wondering if i'm allowed to attribute these words to you and stick it in my poetry folder.

please?

Iris said...

(o)