16 April 2010

Lost Among Your Thoughts.

To me, the best poems are vivid without being overly descriptive, when a single word or phrase fully engages my senses. I suppose the fact that certain words evoke different emotions, and the poem comes to life as a result -- viewed through the lens of memory.
"I Am Dying"
Leonard Cohen

I am dying
because you have not
died for me
and the world
still loves you.

I write this because I know
that your kisses
are born blind
on the songs that touch you.

I don't want a purpose
in your life
I want to be lost among
your thoughts
the way you listen to New York City
when you fall asleep.
The weekend is nigh. Make the most of it -- and take nothing for granted.

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