Monday, January 28, 2008

I was, once

I was, once
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January 28, 2008, New York City:

Chasing Numbers

I am
but I was, once—
the torch bearer
the horn blower
the eternal lover
of 222.

Obviously, eternal no more.

February 22
used to be my book of oxygen
until it became a book of matches
inflamed, engulfed, charred
by life itself.

It is no surprise, no mystery
that I can breath better now,
now that I bear no number,
now that I’ve scraped away
the tattooed number that once
marked my heart.

I chase other numbers now,
but I often wonder,
and ask


(R&O thank you for the inspiration)

Rose, Olive & Me

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