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entranced by dust

 

an early one

not just my bedroom

shared with my brother

until Didi died his Latvian

Metal Smith’s heart giving

way after its cleaving from

the loss of his wife Matt

ten years earlier A patina

of dust over-everything

academic tomes nicks

and nacks a lifetime

of travel refuge

escapes

 

accumulated comforts

mnemonics crafts startling

colors dulled by wood skin

metal fibers chaff microtubules

vapor all the while Tardigrades

herded mites and glass spiders

across a family’s tundra

unseen except for moments

truer than true

 

dusting I would sit

for timeless seconds

the light was just so

slanting past red/blue

child’s curtains

Entranced

 

by the infinite

the regress

a grain split

again and again

historyless lessons

kaleidoscope leavings

allowing no room

for stories

of angels

heads or their

pins.

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Juris, I enjoyed that "poem about real life" feel. I see the speaker returning to his childhood home. He looks back from a position of stability, strength. "A patina of dust" -- despite all that is undesirable about it, it's important to remember that dust protects.

Tony

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The power of the inventory of the images set in context implying distance of time and coming home recalling memories, physical memories nothing supernatural. I enjoyed the enjambment that was like a waterfall effect.

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

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