There is a stillness nothing can touch
I have a body inside my body
Something not even my mother knows about

Or, if she does, she never once
Spoke with it
Preferring perhaps the bland outside

Die now, silent me
No one cares to know your voice

My dad, he is dead so long
I see him breathing inside my body
When it’s called to think

I don’t know if he lives also
Inside my other body that he speaks with
Quietly when he’s not asleep

Die now, silent me
Lest he comes to turn in that stillness like a planet


  1. Vera
    This is very demanding for me, it strikes deep within..
    and it has a unique beauty.

    Much love


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    1. Thank you so much, John. I am really happy it struck a chord.

      Lots of love


  2. Deep poetic words so well composed. Too good.

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    1. Thank you so much, Kamal, very happy you liked it.

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      1. Yes it was awesome. Welcome dear.

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  3. This one blows my mind. Makes me feel like I’m watching You through a window. Unsettling. Lovely. Thank You. It also commands lingering. šŸ’–

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    1. Thank you, Katy, you always seem to understand my efforts on another level.

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      1. Your words are a 3D, super cool, visceral, flowing and transportive living art. Seriously! You just cut RIGHT to the core. It’s astounding at times. šŸ¤—šŸ’–ā˜€ļøšŸ¦‹šŸ˜Š!!!

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        1. You always make me better than I really am, Woman. Coming from you, it means SO much to me.

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        2. Silly rabbit! I do not! Just stating facts!!! šŸ¤—

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