Sifted Particles

when I take the time
now to remember

you have become
a thousand page

memory book
sifted into particles

that tie & untie
cords of absence

tighter than old lusts
or other familiar delights

only hinted at
in these photographs

of the sea's peculiarity
on a grey clouded day

with an immense sun
opening heavily upon you

a white O'Keeffe rose
sensuous and blooming

as perishable as skin itself
or undoubted truth

disposable as loneliness
and all such light pleasures.


words: Ed Higgins, Oregon (poetry page)
photo: Diana J. Wynne, California (The Daily Interface)


BluePrintReview - issue 10 - time pause change