Soul

SoulBy the sunshinein the narrow crack below the blindsI’d judge that I’m late for somethingreaching down I find the sheetsand go back to sleepThen I don’t knowif I’m dreaming in the twilightpeople come and gosome I haven’t seen in yearsI guess they’re dead to youout of sight and out of mind untilyou either find them in the obituariesor knocking at your doorbetween the planes of interpretationat the edge of the morning lighttrying to be realtrying to extend the storytrying to be something morethen merely soul.I saw her in the grocery storecoming up the cereal aisleno older then she had been beforeuntil we were upon one anotherthen she aged in an instant except for a smileshe’d kept intact then built experience around.She had two grown children and one in high schoolshe patted me on the arm and walked awayshedding time as she went an old acheblossomed and died.Theres a piano playingsomeone left the radio onthe voice of John Lennon singing Imagine.Clouds streaming overdays on rented beachesfeverish whispers on summer nightswith the windows openhearing other peoples conversationsno different then your ownthere’s a muted piano playingsomeone left the radio on.I rolled over on my left shouldernoticing I was alone without opening my eyesthe void is warm and I go down againStanding at a bus stationmy father extends his hand to shakeand I hesitateknowing we will meet again under different rules.Hold on tightgive a firm handshakeyour interpretations of other peoples thoughtsare only by accident rightdo it for yourself and the rest will turn outsaid a voice already in my head.Trying ot extend the storytrying to become something morethen merely soulthey’ve forgotten what they werethey merely hearten onan echocatch me on the dew point of morninghalf awaketurn the radio on softlysee what comes to visit.

Soul

bill bell

Everett, United States

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