Wisps of Life Escape

Wisps of life escape

Through jaws clenched tight against a deep’ning stream

Of longheld notions,

Too entrenched for daylight to evaporate,

Toward spaces drawn

Behind the clouds where there resides a lasting dream

Of sparrows blown away,

Off course, lost lonesome along waves of time,

But singing as before,

Beyond the reach of self-inflicted lies

(Those tiny falsehoods

That cut often into barren, aching fate)

And fleeting thoughts of

Desp’rate times, glimpsed black between the rustling reeds.

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One thought on “Wisps of Life Escape

  1. I enjoy your poetry so much. (And I would never just say that.) Your words in this one are quite evocative; it feels like a little space, wistful and filled with longing, bathed in restless winds, that one could live in for a while. It’s one of my favorites so far that you’ve shared.

    And yes, it reminds me a bit of my (admittedly biased) favorite of yours, so that doesn’t hurt, either.

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