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#456199 - 12/06/13 01:09 PM where i left you
bey Offline


Registered: 01/28/10
Posts: 437
Loc: canada
i read somewhere that the human skin
replaces itself every 35 days
232 times i have shed my skin
Since the last time you touched me
but your finger prints have held fast
or grown back
or maybe i take pains to re-apply them
tracing each swirl by heart
over and over
year after year

the truth is i can never get rid of you
i can't purge each cell of its DNA
extracting the sound of my voice
the colour of my eyes
my curly hair
love of bibimbap
my appreciation of a well crafted canoe
a good cigar
a song sung well

i am held together with strands of my families
biggest hopes, fears and mistakes
knit together with love and loss
so tight you lose track of
which one is which

i'm afraid of trains and dogs and air raid sirens
like my father's greatest burdens
like my grandfather's greatest fears
like his father's last words
lay buried in my cells

i am knit together with my family's
regrets
the pain and loss and hope and love
of my father and his father and his father
woven together
a nest
big enough to hide in

you've been gone a long time
but impossible to lose
because you are always there
right where i left you
_________________________
Benji

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#456258 - 12/06/13 11:27 PM Re: where i left you [Re: bey]
Shyshark Offline


Registered: 10/30/12
Posts: 688
Loc: Canada
oh bey ...
what can I say.

Beautiful.

We are a byproduct of a product that was a byproduct of a product.
We are made in the image of an image made by an image we have never seen.
Little wonder we are damaged goods ... knockoffs from a fair.
Warped reflections of forefathers in a Fun-house mirror ...
that's no fun at all.
_________________________
Experience is a brutal teacher.

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#456307 - 12/07/13 12:58 PM Re: where i left you [Re: bey]
traveler Offline
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Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 3959
Loc: settling in the USA again
stunning
_________________________
"My experience has shown me that I all too often tend to deny that which lies behind, but as I still believe, that which is denied cannot be healed." Brennan Manning, "All is Grace - A Ragamuffin Memoir"

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