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Clark Allison

The Object

Time passes and I do not believe in
Easy solutions this plane may be lost at
Sea in the Bermuda triangle are there signs,
She wore red she wore black and a
Necklace and subtle earrings she was speaking but
Not specifically to me hey did you get
My letter alas yes but objected tried to
Make amends to no avail what you want of me

And I of you I tried to remain
Open but I had expectations God knows whence
And I couldn’t quite contain it, your hair
Looks so good today your demeanour has that
Prepared nuance I know we have our ups
And downs reasons to choose between one approach
Or another I want to walk to breathe
The outside air I like to have a sense

Of where I’m going the fire merely simmering
Foolishly I wonder if the image meant more
Than you personified, might it have been some
Kind of induction I can’t deny that images
Of you rebound everywhere but your image shifts
Diffracts and multiplies The girls want to be
With the girls you want to be special
But you’re just one of the crowd



Copyright © Clark Allison, 2021

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