Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thursday Verse: "Losing Track" - Denise Levertov

Losing Track

Long after you have swung back
away from me
I think you are still with me: 
you come in close to the shore
on the tide
and nudge me awake the way 
a boat adrift nudges the pier:
am I a pier
half-in half-out of the water? 
and in the pleasure of that communion
I lost track,
the moon I watch goes down, the 
tide swings you away before
I know I'm
alone again long since, 
mud sucking at gray and black
timbers of me,
a light growth of green dreams drying.

- Denise Levertov

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