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From The Properties of Dust

Preparation for the Next - September 12, 2017 - www.aflitt.com 

Like the numbered dots

in your old Wonder Woman activity book,

Like the re-appearance

of your old ‘70s chic;

New, then old, then new again…


The Picture Was Always There,


     waiting for


the effort of

     New Connections,

Saving it from obscurity.


And, sure enough,

     you traced those lines out for me.


     The late nights with new friends…

     The re-discovery of

          that old vinyl dress…

     The suffocating vacuum left

          when you stopped making jokes


about leaving me…


The three out of a dozen

     out of a dozen

faded numbers on yellow paper


Waiting For The Lines To Be Drawn

     all in the moment before

you take my hand and gently


Press

One to Two to Three…


Connecting:

     the bulletproof wristbands

     to the sequined bra

     to the long curls of such wonderful hair,


Number by Number…


Until I finally see you,

Strong and Beautiful,

Flying in an Invisible Jet through the night


          without me

The Properties of Dust

Activity: Reflection of Times Past - September 12, 2017 - www.aflitt.com

The Properties of Dust was a small book I put together in 2005 for a desktop publishing class at Portland State University. Many of these pieces were written specifically for the book project, and the rest date back to as early as 1990. The pieces were accompanied by a photo or two in the original book, but, in most cases, I am using different, more recent, photos with this series of posts.


1.

The Well 

Moreh

Orienteering 

Tides 

The Properties of Dust 


2.

Storm 

Oncology 

Upon the Ruin 

Golgotha 

Demolition 


3.

Watching a Woman From Across the Room 

Moonrise 

First Snow 

Antarctic Whispers 

Lines

Bedtime Prayer


4.

The Red Car

Something Lost

Slough

Home

After the War


5.

Lair

Love Poems

Woman in Shadows Redux - www.aflitt.com

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