reflection

reflection
      for N. in mem.

 caught
out
times
i see
a face
and see
you
as you
were
fixed into
another
life
completely
part of it
completely
safe there
opening a
window
selling
newspapers
smiling at
someone
making a
joke
not even
knowing what
happened here
never happened

not ever
knowing it all
ended here.

beijing
september 2011

3 thoughts on “reflection

  1. Many thanks, men, really was struggling to put something into those final words. In its first impulse it was just seeing a person running a kiosk who, for an instant, looked like N., and for that instant I imagined her alive again in another life never knowing of this life in which she was fated for such an early passing. How I wished she could have been alive in that other, never knowing the unfolding of this life. Appreciate your comments!

  2. Hi, Peter. I get a feeling in this of Elliot’s ‘all Time irredeemably present…’, if that’s how it went, the ‘knower’ perceiving moments of a timeless awareness, and the illusion of movement to symbolise linear experience…

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