Friday, January 9, 2015

I am always drawn back to places where I have lived*

Who comes waltzing
from Africa…this time
his eyes narrowed
as a matter of fact
produced a mania
three photographs.

He fingered a leaf
as a face suited
to someone far away…
“Let me build you a drink.
Something new.
White angel…”-
lips move in
deja vu…

I’m always drawn
to places where I've lived…
crowded with attic furniture
red velvet associates
with hot days on a tram.
There were prints of Roman
ruins freckled brown with age…

Spirit heightened. I felt in my pocket
the key to this apartment,
my unwritten books there…

*Truman Capote "Breakfast at Tiffany's" line

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  1. the apartment with the unwritten books... that sounds intriguing... and being drawn to places you've been...i can understand...

  2. From your first line to the last stanza I love this!

  3. Wonderful writing… Like response to how life is being faced, the answer to an inquiry.

  4. Being drawn back to see just what has occurred since thee

  5. he fingered a leaf as a line...
    really nice close as feels of a homecoming and to what is familiar...

  6. Just like Claudia, the last stanza capture me most. those words unwritten - are they the most important..?