I am here to complete you

"Say to those who are distant: You have reduced me.
I am here to complete you!" - Mahmoud Darwish

I.

Take this anger sold on a nail's
   Coffin; take it will you and
   Snuff it past your gullet
   And singe & screech till the 

Hoarse will cart each syllable
   In slices of emancipated
   Effulgia, evaporated bulbs
   Reading parchments of smolder.

II.
the embrace of the worm is
in the same measure as the protest of love;
the horse

power of disdain matches
the exigency of care; the green of this patch
of grass is in the same measure as my dark
as your dark

grows immeasurable;

but it
does not, does so
only as
possibility.

III.

Say to those whose lives are chalk, I 
    am here to slip the sleep of oil,

The bark of night and the untold shriek
    To soothe the wail of dust, of the

Hurried chalk; I am here to complete you.

4 comments on “I am here to complete you

  1. Melissa Shaw-Smith says:

    I take such pleasure from reading your poetry–the rhythm, the images, the message.

  2. Lola Elvy says:

    I love this one.

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