A few verses in passing…

“…It has all time. It knows the people are a tide
That swells and in time will ebb, and all
Their works dissolve…”
– Robinson Jeffers, from his poem Carmel Point.

1
All time. It knows;
inside itself, it can’t sleep,
wrapping layer on layer
like scarves on ice.

2
What goes? The memories
she told me
in confidence. After me
it’ll be drops drying
on pavement —
even the lawn, now greener
can’t make up for
the grass before the rain.

3
Can’t we hold
anything?
I hold hunger for hours;
my head throbbing
breath rotten
feeling every single tooth inside my mouth.

4
I forget what I came for.

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2 Responses to A few verses in passing…

  1. Jeff Tal says:

    Well done, Oleg.

    There are a few images that I’ll have to think more about. They’ll stay with me for sure.

    Looking forward to your book. Make sure to email me when it’s out.

  2. OLEG says:

    Hey Jeff, thanks for your comment. Glad your reading my stuff.

    Re: the book. Will do.

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