knows you

                knows you

the wind knows you,
boy, the hidden
parting of your hair
the scar on your knee
how you watch
rivetted to those
hems
the wind knows you,
girl, how you smudge
that smile across the
boys’ eyes and hide
it back under your
flackering hair and
how it lifts at your
knees, lifts the skirt
under your giggling
hand, cold
on the thigh
the wind knows
you back to front
and from the out
to the inside
don’t doubt it
reading the book
of your skin
running in tandem
on the good days
up against you with
a fistful of grit
on the bad
knows the lie
you flew that
that blew someone
away the kiss you
unfolded into darkness
that four hands worked
to hold together
braced for as long
as it took this
wind has emptied you
of every touch you ever
fed another every look
you ever let wander
where it would where
it shouldn’t yet

one day
this wind
will gust right
over your fallen
view
as if
it knew nothing
of you just a low
obstruction to its
haste and how it
hurts to be so loved
then so forgotten
to be so loved
then so forgotten

october 2015
panmure

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  1. girl, how you smudge
    that smile across the
    boys’ eyes and hide
    it back under your
    flackering hair and
    how it lifts at your
    knees, lifts the skirt…

    Golly! Loved that Flackering before i knew what it meant.
    how it hurts

    to be so loved
    then so forgotten
    to be so loved
    then so forgotten

    what can i say?

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