Friday, January 30, 2009

Wraiths

The fog this morning wasn't veils
of gauze, or cotton-wool, or anything
so benign. It was like drowning.
Every breath inhaled aquaria
seething with their miniscule inhabitants,
translucent as a chunk of beach glass clouded
by abrading sand and restless surf. We moved
like divers through the tangled kelp.

So hard to see. It's not that clouds conspire
to hide solid objects. No, fog dissolves
us into wraiths of half-condensing drops
with boundaries equivocal as mist.
I meet you on the corner, but your gaze
passes tangential in refractive haze.

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3 comments:

Matt said...

This is excellent.

Jamie said...

Loved the "breath inhaled aquaria". The weather lately has contained more icy knives than liquid, but aquaria still the same.

CrAzY Working Mom said...

Beautifully written. Your words always flow so well. Nice job on this one.
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