The World Outside

February 6, 2012 at 7:21 am (Dominic Alapat, Poetry)

 

has turned thinner than smoke

a skyscraper dreams of escape

weary beyond its fading

and a yellow crane has its arms outstretched

like Jesus Christ

beyond this the water flows into the ocean

with no one really thinking of it

O how will we know if our minds don’t open

into the coming moons

what can we say when we are nothing

there are two owls outside someone’s

telephone window

in this dark there are no more invitations.

 

– Dominic Alapat

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