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Legacy
Con/Jur/d 9/13/2020

“What do you mean by legacy?”
She asks because we can never
Afford therapy when we need it, 

most.

“I regret, I didn’t get to know you, 
better.”

A solid epitaph.
Next year the hedge bindweed
will decorate the garden with bold

white flowers. 
 

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I like this form of poetry because it is in the spirit of my favorite Language poets but not totally inaccessible.

From a time context, it appears to me two snaps in time.  From a setting context, a point of departure and departed.  Alongside the meaning associated with the quoted words is the powerful image of a tomb surrounded by "bold white flowers".

The ambiguity is there also in the "we" as only one has a clear gender identity. The speaker's gender is not purposely identified.

I like the alliteration in "she asks because", "never/Afford therapy", and "solid epitaph". 

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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Juris, this is accessible. 

On 9/13/2020 at 8:34 PM, dr_con said:

“What do you mean by legacy?”
She asks because we can never
Afford therapy when we need it, 

most.

Hear, hear! 😀

On 9/13/2020 at 8:34 PM, dr_con said:

“I regret, I didn’t get to know you, 
better.”

A solid epitaph.

That's right. It speaks to me and sounds like something I could say over and over, again.

Tony

Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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