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I do not see what you see

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I do not see what you see

In epic self-loathing
I let the phone ring, knowing
how you interpret silence
but hope for a psychic storm to send
respect from a thoughtless martyr across
30 miles of invisible space.
This contradiction believes
in hope but bears none;
thought doing right by you was
as simple as words (spoken,
perhaps, in haste but not insincerity)
when every step forward was
impulsive, marred by guilt
for a twice-lost picture of a life
I never really lived.
Flawed, perceptibly,
and unable to believe that
there is grace in weakness
when it stays my feet in time
as you move...

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  1. Date: 8/13/2010 6:26:00 AM
    I am feeling the urge to go back and read poetry from earlier writing of my favorite poets today and this is the one I opened of yours Tracy. I truly enjoyed reading it today and it is one of your best. Love, Carol