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The thing about a poem–
It travels forward backward–
The deeper you press in,
The more sense that first
Read a little while back–
Becomes defined to you–
Like a highway sign in reverse.
It purifies the colors: bright spectre!
And the mind and soul of sunlight,
Hidden, awash in sol-light, becomes
Violet violet blue
It makes all the details
Makes them real–
as the mind sees more of detail
The more it takes in
at the future’s
--to right now.
And there you are.
Somehow, you flip-foward
As I walk next to you.
You, with the fear of a Local God
–quiet and intense at the prospect
of being given name.
And there and then suddenly I realize
Always been right
–my whole life–
Sometime ago God
from one being into
countless within formless
and God, speaking his own name
in his own tongue
is how he begins a prayer to himself
a prayer that before it ends,
it mentions YOU.
It all began during a big, distant bang
And will eventually fling apart too far
to see one galaxy from the next,
but, Daniel, may love–
how are YOU today?
Welcome to my poetry WordPress, Battleship 1976. I am Brian Thedell, a writer in San Diego county; I’ve been writing and self-publishing—mostly through chapbooks—for almost ten years. Recent chapbooks include “American Method” and “Taking Drugs To Write Poems To Take Drugs To”; I have also been published a few times in San Diego Writers Ink’s annual anthology.
I’ll be posting my latest poems here, sharing news about my favorite poets and poems, etc.
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