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correspondence with a poet friend #2

June 15, 2010


You are right. I am mostly unnoticed,
a ghost looking back at my partner.
The space between us fills and empties
with the strangest guests. I cannot predict
their comings and goings, cannot imagine
what happens when the exhibit ends
and we all go home. Where our clothes are
no one remembers. How difficult it is to put on
what we bore on our backs when we arrived,
the habits of the people we were just this morning
unrecognizable already. We will struggle
to catch the train on-time. If there is no way out
of the city tonight, we’ll walk the streets
until the heat makes us thirsty.
We will squeeze into a bar and sit
opposite one another. Let the silence last
as long as it will.



Here are the letters that lead up to this one:
Beth to Carolee, June 11
Carolee to Beth, June 12
Beth to Carolee, June 13

  1. June 15, 2010 11:13 am

    excellent… can’t wait to write back. are you enjoying these too? xoxo!

    • June 15, 2010 3:09 pm

      enjoying them very very much. thank you.

  2. June 15, 2010 12:28 pm

    Wow. How is it I’m just finding this now? Wonderful.

    • June 15, 2010 3:09 pm

      well, you’ll have to visit more often. šŸ™‚

  3. June 15, 2010 4:23 pm

    Google Reader is supposed to tell me when important things happen šŸ˜¦

  4. June 16, 2010 2:16 pm

    what a cool way to corespond…

  5. June 16, 2010 3:55 pm

    i have not read all the letters ,

    but the reply here is well done!!!!

    beautiful exposed feelings… šŸ˜€

    easy to understand. simplay written…

    the concept is fascinating and different. šŸ™‚

  6. June 16, 2010 5:11 pm

    your reply, obvy:


  7. June 16, 2010 10:11 pm

    let the silence last as long as it will.. thats nice!

  8. June 17, 2010 10:00 am

    “a ghost looking back at my partner…” sounds intriguing. when that kind of silence ends, turbulence begins.


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