Faces & Sounds & Merry-Go-Rounds aka The ones you see

Do you ever know I think of you
although we’re both so far away
in not just space but also time?

When you hear those words I never said
from someone else’s lips,
does my voice ever echo in the subnotes?

When you sense a face in random patterns,
do they ever have my features?

I ask this now
of what seems to me
to be of you

Leaves & Needles
in a puddle.

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the efficiency of sleepwalking

I still remember
waking up
the day ahead
a lifetime

our backyard was the world
now
the world is my backyard
and
the world is not our backyard

no one ever died
by the currant shrubs

except
once
a hedgehog

we buried it
my sister and I
by the apple trees
planted flowers on its grave
and cried for days
for lifetimes

a day is but the blink of an eye
now
and
waking up
at all
far from a daily privilege

Transience

He turned around in the doorway and let his eyes sweep over it one last time before leaving. Now empty once more it looked just like it had done all those years ago when they had stood together, right where he stood now, to see it for the first time.

He remembered how young they had been, how irrepressibly in love, how filled to the brim with hopes and dreams. Some were now teasingly close to coming true, some had been crushed under the relentless boot heels of consequence and coincidence, and some remained as dreams, unchanged. Those now cold and naked walls, who had witnessed it all, would not spill a word of their wisdom to anyone.

Looking around, he tried to find a sign, just any sign, that they had ever been there at all. He found the permanent stain, left where they had spilt something boiling on the wooden floor, and he saw a dried red rose petal, dancing enchantingly back and forth across the room, following the gusts of wind coming in through the open window.