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Different Shores

from Rima by PREE

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I've been followed, so it seems
but backwards-looking isn't worth
the look of things
so nearly steady on your shoulder,
shaking out an awful pair of wings
with a skyward reach
They'll never fly too far
while they're attached to me

Too long I've sat a wretch
A rope that doesn't stretch
its length for all the knots
I sink into its threads
And now you pick apart
how I passed my time
so often in the dark
that it took my lines—

When I simply found a piece you lost, you lost
I let it swim across, across and draw me
Different shores 
than when you saw me 
an age before
Different shores 
than when you saw me 
an age before
I worried 'bout the wedge
breaking one life into two
'til each had had enough
and neither twin would seek its pair
or greet the other in a crowd
Long-forgotten kin
Estranged, their faces changed
Eyes protected by the brow
that guards against the dirt
A picket fence, a crown
that fits a little wide
and sits a little low
(as if you took to growing down 
when you forgot which way to go)

I see you less, or rather
less is what I see
Where's the rest? 
Where's the rest?
Is it something that I’ve kept
since I was seventeen
and hardly careful with my things
or careful where I stepped?

But I think I found a piece you lost, you lost
I let it swim across, across and draw me
Different shores
than when you saw me
an age before
Different shores
than when you saw me
an age before
And if time aligned us
side by side
he wouldn't know what's yours
from what is mine


from Rima, released May 5, 2015


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