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Going out of business
by Joanne Ratkowski

Friday, January 14, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I walked among the dead
and held hands with a Catholic
and thus my agonizing craving
for an afterlife began

How can Right Now
so quickly become
a Little Later?
and how can a Little Later
be cause for celebration?
Devotion?

It can't.

It is the 'second' noticed in passing
that is my New Religion
it is the second which started some insurrection
nay, resurrection
the second when I went out looking for...
...I admit I don't really know...
...but found you...
...instead

So Here I am
and There you are.
Someone hand me a map
or a clock, rather
for there's so many seconds
to be "had" in between

All these written words
between us
they devastate the seconds,
those seconds that...


pass

drip

frolic

[smiles]

...between Us

the seconds during which I am thinking of you
like a woman
thinks of a man
so...
...purposefully.    

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