Endings Without Stories

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Vintage Words

 

 

I have

 

reached the ending.

 

No story is worthy of me.

 

No tale can embrace

 

what I have learned.

 

Too much detail, 

 

way too much

 

breathing.

 

.

 

I have

 

come to the conclusion

 

and there is no novel

 

or biography

 

that can do me

 

justice. I walked

 

here all by myself

 

and took what

 

I needed.

 

.

 

Endings without stories

 

is easy. Denial is required

 

but without a foundation

 

is the rule. Like a feather,

 

you float above the tellings

 

and the sayings, 

 

the representations, 

 

the exhibitions. Too 

 

many characters

 

anyway.

 

.

 

Simple, no story 

 

equals me 

 

or you or anyone.

 

We just end 

 

and that is all

 

there is to life

 

at closure. Drama

 

is for plays, 

 

plots for short

 

movies, not

 

reality.

 

.


allets

 

07-23-17

 

1227a

 

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I came for the title and

I came for the title and stayed for the expert word-weaving that left me breathless and dazzled . . . So much wisdom, so beautifully said. Respect! 

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Recently

I read a treaties on beauty and what makes great poetry. I disagreed with 50% of the edicts, but in rewriting old de-published work, I ran across this gem. It met a lot of the criteria, more than I would like to admit. What we read affects our aesthetic apparently. (Admin posted it: a return to beauty, so there is that. He gives us postpoems). Pretty word poems, I call it. To calm the lining of the soul and balm the pericardium of the muse. :D

~S~



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