Does Not Return


Home is another way of saying

faucets drip

after being turned off,

coffee dregs are good for gardens

and the underside of pillows

live in constant state of autumn

with cool fallen down

away from warm drool

released when sleep

needed soliloquy

-hollow-                               for the walls.

The edges are smooth and joined

but slip in seasons moving

The house is Pygmalion to a hundred

hands

and does not return desire

to renter.

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. . . and

For those dreams

Which were had there

Which are none too dissimilar

From those dreams

Which were had here

,

Those dreams

That remain into the summer

After the spring

Which birthed them

,

Those dreams

Are d(r)ying In the sun

.

Deferred

.