Still on this topic, I see. The last part was inspired by a book review quoted in a tweet.
The flame gone out
the smoke dissipated
the container retrieved and taken home
Voices and music
and the sounds of rain and thunder filling the air
silence avoided at all cost
Cells grown in size and number
the void must be filled
the skin must stretch to contain the flow
hard ground meets soft soles
points puncture skin
And the Michelin man always seems so happy
I am not distracted
This is but another layer
I have to fit into the story
I’m telling myself
One does not render loss—
loss does the rendering
It is very good at its job
(4 November 2019)
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