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You Are Not Him

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You Are Not Him

move me past 
these words 
stroke my face 
as you transport me 
on the tip of your
tongue, directed,

there is nothing 
but the fall
to your arms, 
no softer
arc to land,
or port for 
this storm 

without you 
I am mindless,
restless flesh, 
an immitation
at life, 
in the longing 
of this separation

I have devolved
to a whisper
of darkness,  
and as I pick 
at the frayed 
threads of shadow
I watch the stars, 
ever dim

for I know 
you, are not him

Copyright © Jayne Eggins

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  1. Date: 2/3/2014 10:03:00 AM
    So heartfelt; such emotion you've shared. Another beautiful piece Jayne :)

  1. Date: 10/11/2010 5:40:00 AM
    such an excellent peace here ,thank you Jayne duncan

  1. Date: 10/4/2010 9:38:00 PM
    I think of all the ones I read tonight, this one is the one i like best. I think you do really great with free verse, by the way. Love how you ended this one! andrea

  1. Date: 9/28/2010 12:42:00 AM
    "frayed threads of shadow", very good. I liked it all. Charles

  1. Date: 9/25/2010 11:57:00 AM
    a deep write, enjoyed your write...P.D.

  1. Date: 9/25/2010 11:14:00 AM
    Oh wow! Jayne..You must be new to PS! Deep, introspective piece. Goes to my favs! Welcome to Soup! I hope you enjoy your time here. Peace and love, Audrey