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spacer.gif   2005 CHICAGO POETRY FEST: LANCE ADAMS
Posted by : cj on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 01:40 PM
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Standing on the waves holding up the sky

Sitting under the falling sun
The sky ripped open with clouds
A thousand gulls picking a loaf, my head.

Standing on a steep hill staring at the world
I’ve never seen this place before—
Horizon filled with a sprawling sleeper dreaming of the sky.

Crowded on a train of shadows
I feel their thoughts.
The flower in my chest opening.

In the darkest place—where no one can go
Where no one can breathe/see
There is light—I see the way.

Slumbering under a tree with lazy day and wind
Insects nibbling
Pillow for a rock
Wakes to the dream of the slumberer.

Sitting in a cloud with a thousand gulls
Picking at my hands.
The blood become tears to rain
Striking sun with feathers of clouds.

Lost in thought the crow picking at the hole in your skull
The light begins to shine
The feathers turn white
The dove flys away.

I close the lids and open my eye to the sun—
Darkness becomes light.
Blind my eyes I will see.

Once there was one then I became two—
Two saw to you and we were never one
Because one becomes two and two will be one forever.

The sun went out—the stars became dark—
The world forgot light—
I can see I can see
The flower opened from my chest.

 
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