Exhale

Silence:
For a breath has drawn
a shadow to recover
on this, the breaking time of day.

More fear than fury ripens here.
It rots and falls
and spreads to dust:
The life-mould for a newer love
far riper than the last.

Copyright 2002 j. bennett carnahan, jr.

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This entry was posted in Poetry.

2 comments on “Exhale

  1. bullish1974 says:

    poignant and beautiful.

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