Wednesday, February 8, 2012

"spiral" - for Pat C., in memory

for Pat C. - in memory

we return, never the same point,
that’s gone, that’s passed

but a familiar conjunction,
place, person, angled commemoration

unsettling déjà vu—
from the hours’ spiraling edge, I call you

to mind, to heart, to touch ghosts
in the stairwell, serious roots thrusting

us around today, tomorrow
to come here again yesterday, another furrow

another spiral turning up the past.

(c) John Robert Lee 2012
(c) John Robert Lee Photo - "After Lunch"