all poems and photographs
© by Maya Stein

all poems and photographs
© by Maya Stein
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Monday, November 27, 2006

not nearly as lost


















not nearly as lost
as i think i am
got friends, family, handholds to catch,
a hunger, a belly, and dinner from scratch
not nearly as dark
as i think i am
got sushine, horizon, a backbone, a mind
got water ahead and sandbar behind
got distance, got mileage, got easy direction
got rhythm and patience, got meter, inflection
not nearly as gone
as i think i am
got compass and highway,
got notes to a song
got metronome, handclaps, guitars all along
not nearly as cold
as i think i am
got blankets, and coffee,
and good arms to dive in,
invitations, footbaths, a car to arrive in
not loose
not distracted
broken down or impacted
not burning, not brittle,
not invisibly little,
not monstrous, malicious
not decidedly vicious
not window not wall
between shorelines
that's all

9 comments:

Hashi said...

This spoke straight to my heart and my guts. Thank you.

MB said...

Those first two sections in particular (lost&dark) really sing out to me, warm me, this morning. Thank you.

James said...

This works for me on several levels: the hint of a rhyme scheme; the repetends, and where they lead; the final few lines.

Good form!

gailnhb said...

It's far too easy to think we are the most lost, the most far gone, the coldest, the worst of everything. But when we take a closer look, we are awash in blessings, floating face up in love, and up to our chins in grace. Thanks for the reminder to take inventory every now and then. Gail

RetroBerry said...

I love it, Maya! Where's the picture??

Megan said...

infectious.

thank you.

Stef said...

love this!!!!

abbie said...

so good to hear this today.

thank you

Anonymous said...

You are a WRITER
whooo

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