and nothing hurt/

and nothing hurt/

©2021 Michael Raven

ending the day
in melancholy
wanting not wanting
seeing not seeing
wishing not wishing
moments becoming
unstuck in time
while the bird outside
the window asks
in the rime descending
rivers of whither
asking for another
song for the old man
now dying
the riverboat unmoored
shifting with currents
by the slipstream
flux of forgotten
memento mori

at least everything was
beautiful as the
stars dashed themselves
into the snow
heartache still sour
on the tongue
fading into

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