Quiet still of sinking

Filed under: Poetry — Regina Cherry at 9:14 pm on Monday, June 16, 2008

Untitled Water Color on Paper

Quiet still of sinking
summer sun
the prattle gone
half-life of eyes open always
worlds they have swallowed
in duplicate
thoughts they drowned
clutching our common
unhappiness shadows in habit
dawn loiters
all through the night

wrest from torment
sobbing through my teeth
without measure weep
till my ashen hair drowns
coloring my muteness
hopeful sorrow a bruise
of flowers
waiting for the beat
of skipping rope

R. Cherry
8/2/01 E.H. NY

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