Thursday, July 14, 2005

"Mandala of Memory"

I have drawn you a thousand ways;
with pen and ink, watercolor
on parchment, paint scraped
with palletknife. I map

the lines of my face, try to subtract
the stamp of your lover's features,
search for you reflected in me. Far simpler
to scratch chalk marks in the rain.

ljcohen, 2005

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