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Because that’s not where it comes from


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Because that’s not where it comes from

 

The dark upon the stair

but a foreground to the old

woman on crutches recently

returned who might be Mother

hobbling up This also is emptiness

perfect and absolute quiet in its

glamours just as it is Not how

your memories and dictates

make it So hush and enjoy

the Relative moment

 

Never the same

no matter how

many times we

repeat this.

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Quite moody at the beginning, kinda haunting (in a good way).....then

 

Not how

your memories and dictates

make it

 

Not sad, not mean.....honest? forthright? Maybe stoic?

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Thank You Both! Interesting response- I like it! ;-) I vaguely working on some of the Zen precepts, thinking about the ol' -- The capital is everywhere, schtick. And saw the neigbor's son pull in after I had seen an ambulance remove her a few days back It was a creepy ish image- sort of -- I imagined himtaking care of her in the old dark house and how mournful and scary that would have been to me when young, and this is what arose.

 

As always, thank you for your insightful responses;-)

 

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thegateless.org Come on over and check out my poetry substack y'all;-) Or if your bored, head to the Zazzle store: https://www.zazzle.com/store/gateless. If you buy anything I lose a bet, so consider that before you violate the digital rules.

 

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Your poem seems to align with my neighbour, an 86 year old woman who recently fell and broke a hip. I keep asking her husband (he's 89) if she's coming home,but she's also suffering dementia so his answers are usually polite but varied and vague. How often we daily observe the lives of others but all we can do is count our blessings. G.

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