because while some truths lend themselves to equations, others are best described in verse

the same lines, again

snow used to mean
something.
like i did.
now we are

a nihilistic white
that falls and falls.
let me be broken,
a little, a fence

to keep you out,
sliding to ruin
amid the night-canals, iron-
frozen and fragile.

the high grass there
whispers shatteredly,
makes me think
of breaking glass.

there is so much
that i would break,
corazon. we fall and fall,
but there is no erasing:

the river stays dark,
and you, distant,
as if there were nothing
to hop, nothing at all.

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8 responses

  1. iron-
    frozen and fragile.

    ! ! !

    February 13, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    • Carl, are those good exclamation points or bad exclamation points? :)

      February 14, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    • For you only good. The snow is iron strong yet brittle as is all of humanity.

      February 14, 2014 at 3:08 pm

  2. we got a ton of the white stuff….quite despairing poem….the used to mean something…the breaking, shattering…the corazon/erasing line was a powerful touch to me…lot of emotion in this one friend…stay warm

    February 13, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    • thanks, brian. we’ve got some here too, still, though it’s quickly disappearing.

      February 14, 2014 at 2:01 pm

  3. shattering with it’s cold and sombre feeling. snow and your lines above. x

    February 14, 2014 at 8:58 am

    • thanks for your kind comment!

      February 14, 2014 at 2:04 pm

  4. Stephen James

    Like the reference to canals and iron, reminiscent of nineteenth-century decay and a desolate heart.

    February 15, 2014 at 1:25 am

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