“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

4.09.2012

still here: stories

                                         
all stories are unfinished.
      punctuate anyway you want. 
                          period. EXCLAMATION mark!
                                         slam the door
                                         walk away
                                         the stories go with you
    anchors trailing behind you
                           balloons tethered to your heart.

                 sometimes you notice and you take out scissors                                                                                                                  and snip them free
                                                                                                                  
as if.

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day 9 of NaPoWriMo, national poetry writing month.
a poem a day.


8 comments:

  1. True~ All stories do have a continuation. I wonder even in death that the story continues.

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  2. so . true . they are always within reach .

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  3. as if, once upon a time, they lived happily ever after; all one story. as if.
    Beautiful poem; perfect image.

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  4. slam the door walk away YES!!!! and it's all still with me....trailing behind.

    PERFECT!!!!

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  5. "anchors trailing behind you
    balloons tethered to your heart."
    YES! and growing, all the while, growing.

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