”It wants a shape inside itself
clean enough to lie down with sorrow.”
dying for answers
between two bridges by the water
I ask the same
________ ___(their faces waiting.
they say it is mist
rolling in from the sea
that turns __this city into
________ ___(silhouettes and shadows.
the sun—a moon—barely
makes an appearance today
can ___ stare at it
________ ___(with a clear conscience.
the crows on rooftops grow
we live beneath construction
cranes ___ suspended in this mist
metaphor __moving words like packages
________ ___(like questions.
of the dead
we do not speak __ just dream
and hope _____ we do not see
________ ___(their faces waiting at the crosswalk.
words: Daniela Elza (Strange Places)
original publication: Dying for Answers / Arabesque
image: Carrie Crow, New York (baron & crow)
original publication: Vietnam in View / anderbo.com
another waiting: Waiting for the Dead (#4)