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tell me… (3rd poem)

File:Iapetus as seen by the Cassini probe - 20071008.jpg


the world is broken

********************(but you knew that)

the years, minutes only, the pain of grief,

**the fear of loss abducting the moment


take this pain from me,

you say, give me back my life

beautiful, tell me…


yes, i knew it was love,

knew the pain didn’t matter,

all the things we’d lost: we can’t be perfect

not even right, we need someone

to rage at. to acknowledge silent tears.


do you know where

**the moon will rise?

someone does, the keeper of


********but, don’t you know? the moon

****spattered and untimely

***is risen.



copyright © 2013, The Rag Tree


Photo: Saturn’s moon Iapetus; photographed by the Cassini space probe, 2007. NASA/JPL; WikiCmns; Public Domain.


  1. mj
    March 25, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    I love it – the rhythm and the mood – perfect!

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