Three figures—one living, one dead, one marble (a poem)

Writing during daylight—how novel!

1
He has removed altogether
every trace of himself

His name is still attached
but not the one he was born with

35 mm negatives
and strategically arranged metal particles
on aging media
form the record by which he will be remembered

Will he remember?

2
Her drama played out
unnoticed

News of her death revealed
what was secret in her life

The sympathy that might have been
never got to come out of hiding

Did she remember?

3
A statue in the atrium
is dusty on top
because no one can reach that high

Some people still remember the name

(2 March 2019)


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