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The book The House of the World has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and is now available on Amazon.

What’s It All About

If I could hold my life
in my arms,
the wind would blow through
my fingers.
I would feel its draft on my face,
I would hear a surf without voices
and I would stifle a cry.
I feel the weight of nothing!
There are no albums or books.
My heart has no air to breathe!
No one touches me.
I am not a story or a song.

If I sold my life at a yard sale,
people would ask,
what are you holding?
And turn away as if I were mad
to pretend I had anything to sell.
And I would mourn a life
no one could see, taste or smell.
That it passes away
with nothing to show for it.
I would drop my arms,
and whatever was my life
would continue
to be somewhere in front of me,
and huge,
maybe too big for the universe to catch.

Published inIndex of all Poems