Labour Day

is it possible
                      she asked
to fall in love
                      head cocked
once and once only
                      eyes blinking
so deeply so purely so completely so that
no one
else
ever
stands a chance?

it is
Yes
but not
Perhaps
as you might
Expect

the sun above was hotter below
as though the earth was loathe to give up summer
as loathe to give up summer as we

                       she sat
but how can that be
                       legs curled under  
how how how can that be
                       dragging on a cigarette
how
and why
and who and what
happens
if it
never
happens to you?

one lives
Moment to Moment
one lives

                    she sighed

and wrapped in the last diaphanous white of summer
we pressed back to back
the hopeful weight of her body warm against mine
a rejoinder to youth
to loss
to time

 
©s rogers 6th September 2009

3 thoughts on “Labour Day

  1. anatman says:

    a rejoinder to youth
    to loss
    to time

    How fortunate for us when we finally understand that we cannot die. It is that angular, lingering late-day summer light in the verdant distance on either side of the gleaming highway that I mourn, even though it is ineradicable and forever.

    one lives
    Moment to Moment

    One also hip-wades through reverie Moment to Moment. One can ill do both.

    What delightful word strings, ms. rogers.

  2. anatman says:

    [Hmmm. Let’s rewrite that without the HTML tags, shall we?]

    “a rejoinder to youth
    to loss
    to time”

    How fortunate for us when we finally understand that we cannot die. It is that angular, lingering late-day summer light in the verdant distance on either side of the gleaming highway that I mourn, even though it is ineradicable and forever.

    “one lives
    Moment to Moment”

    One also hip-wades through reverie Moment to Moment. One can ill do both.

    What delightful word strings, ms. rogers.

  3. catgem says:

    thank you for reading and for sharing your thoughts, anatman 🙂

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