Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Tuesday poem #140 : Eleni Zisimatos : LOVE

Tried in the fires of extinguishment
reasoned out of night-eyes

hard lessons and invitations
blurring at the last

moment of communion. Word
of solace in the tired eyes

and the wintering over of
a young estrangement.

You, the possible
investment in the other world

a hope slim enough
to pass under a door

but the wilderness is out
there is no room for figments

the mystery of why
we came together

always at hand

Eleni Zisimatos lives in Montreal. She has been short-listed for a National Magazine Award and for the Robert Kroetsch Award. She is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Vallum Magazine.

the Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan

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