Friday, September 18, 2009

The Lightest Things

(Pre-Script: This post reads best when read as the song,"Winter," by Joshua Radin, #29 on the playlist, plays in the background. Go down to the playlist, click on that song, then come back and resume reading. I'll wait...) (...still waiting...)

Sometimes a sure thing slips right off the surface-
you might think "earthquake" or "global warming"-
a shake up or a melt down, caused it-
but some things were glued down well,
some had substantial roots, before the slip slide into-
well, not oblivion, necessarily,
but certainly
a slip slide that rendered the thing
that used to be on the surface
no longer right on the surface
(table tops and ground cover or somesuch)
maybe it has gone underground somewhere to burrow
or "Integrate," you might say,
and is therefore more really there,
or sometimes it's gone forever,
dissolved, or floated on a wind,
too light a thing to hold onto;
(the lightest things fly away unless they choose to stay.)


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