[Not with the light itself], Simon Perchik

Seattle GirlSeattle Girl. Seattle. 2012. Anon. (photo credit: Karen B. Golightly)



Not with the light itself
lifting this page closer
though the breeze already left

–you need glasses, the kind
crystal-gazers use
and for centuries would weep

to birds that go on living
–cockpit-glass! pressed
against your forehead

by wings and distances
–in the end the book too
will lose its slack, approach

with the window in front
closed and even its shadow
had no chance to escape.

Simon Perchik

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