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Your wayShe leant against the wall. It was
sheet metal poured around a corner,
a mercury lick. 'I don't
go round your way, love,
I don't do it. You'll have to find
another way back
A push off shrug let in water. A rain
that could trickle deep inside her bones. Looked like
it was that old, worn out way home
through an industrial clog
and despair estates, debris scattered
like dead spiders that couldn't escape the drain.
Street lamps passed like road signs. Each one
an illumination of oblivion, to better know its nature. 'You left me freezing
she heard herself say; an imagined future utterance that vibrated her
vocal chords in her rainy present to kiss the falling drops, and charge them for
an amplified fall.
Her soggy breath passed by a metallic shadow in the driveway. It would not do her good
to key her own car. He said he'd need it. And she'd have to
find her own way through this night,
that much was clear
as a rectangle doorway conveyed a convulsing skin mess
to the side of
Metamorphosis lostI caught his eye
he wore a sophistication; hands clasping a copy of Milton swimming before him
and a sly smile
I took my seat opposite, picked out
my copy of Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis
and waited to see if he could tolerate my locust breath over pages
and my hesitant, twitching hands. I glanced up from my fate
to watch his facial features calm and soar with the journey of Eden;
all indications of
an inner falling
I longed to ask him
'What does paradise feel like?'
but somehow I felt like I had already held it, held it in
my ugly hands, and my experience was like
all good prose
that no one understands.
I knew it in his eyes as he confronted bliss
and the fall.
The hours dropped into a time
when you shouldn't strain your eyes. He did not look at me
but let his fingers trail across the cover into his disappearance.
I picked up the volume of messages
written by a different age, a different soul;
but it made no sense to me
Words were just
words. It was h
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