Saturday, January 23, 2010

time & grief & self so-called


"time & grief & self so-called" S. Beckett


& time & grief & self/stale blood

twined nails/twisted trees leathery

leaves wide/this blind vacuity/

oblique entwined copses shoulder

to shoulder lie/wake back to back

breath heavy caustic together/

ponderous chain in callused palms

musing linen windings cradling

poppies & oblivion/

open mouths wrestle with words only

so much/crutches skulking to dusk/

alone the half hour struck/