The Furious Gazelle

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Tag: Simon Perchik

Poetry by Simon Perchik

You limp the way a stream

will soothe a single rock

and along the bottom

remembers this path

as darkness and dry leaves

though you don’t look down

–you hear it’s raining :the hush

not right now but at night

these cinders float to the surface

keep one foot swollen, the other

has so little and for a long time now

the listening in secret.

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Poetry by Simon Perchik

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Before this field blossomed

it was already scented

from fingers side by side

darkening the lines in your palm

the way glowing coals

once filled it with breasts

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Poetry by Simon Perchik

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You feed these birds at night

the way every feather they use

comes from a quarry where the air

 

darkens with each landing –it’s Tuesday

and you still have not forgotten

their return for seeds, endlessly

 

weeping for a missing child

a brother, mother though their eyes

are unsure how to close

 

when listening for a name, a flower

a river –you fill your hand from a bag

as if at the bottom they could hear

 

an emptiness that is not a night

falling behind step by step on the ground

–how open it was, already grass.

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