This Same Sky

For Anne and Others

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i have a paper
living living
in my hand
in my white blind hand
in my white blighted hand
yesterday’s warm sky
cannot cannot
be this sky
this same sky
this same blue arc
in this cattle car
pushing pushing
toward the end
the never again end
the never ever end
yesterday’s bright sky
cannot cannot
be this sky
this same sky
this same silent shroud
between the slats
pushing pushing
my tiny paper
this ragged sweaty paper
this ragged scrap paper
yesterday’s night sky
cannot cannot
be this sky
this same sky
this same frozen cry
If you read this
live, live
love for me
love a little more for me
love sweet things more for me
yesterday’s last sky
cannot cannot
be this sky
this same sky
this same air we share

Falling into Decay

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