beginner’s misfortune

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sometimes it rains
so hard and for so long
we forget what the sun looks like
or how it illuminates all
that the rain seeks to hide

sometimes the sun
is so brilliant
we forget to look away
and we are blinded to
what is obvious to everyone else

mistakes
won’t be made again
mistakes
only the naive can make
mistakes
that still haunt

ceg  9.27.15

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Of dreams and memories (a pantoum)

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I dreamt I saw you late one night
Standing where I saw you last
Underneath the setting moon
Far away and yet so close
Standing where I saw you last
Draped in layers of regret
Far away and yet so close
Shadows play across your face
Draped in layers of regret
Memories that never came to pass
Shadows play across your face
To hide the tears you cannot shed

ceg 9.11.15

bound

moonlight

on her tiptoes
she s  t  r  e  t  c  h  e  s
to touch what was lost

a now-dusty remnant of a time
before the burdens of life had weighed her

d
o
w
n

she sees her silhouette against the wall
an indeterminate shadow
surrounded by golden-red
sunsets
fading as the evening sky’s purple fingers
draw night’s jewel-strewn curtain

she wonders

(not for the first time)
(not for the last time)

if her life was simply
a collection of moments
longing for yesterdays

ceg 9.04.15