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Friday, 6 February 2015

Buried land
Natasha Matar
In the moments I long
To rebuild
The land
Where my footsteps
Were once imprinted;
The land is buried.
My mind is troubled by this emptiness.
Will I remember the way the sun
Followed me through
The woods
When it burns out its fuel?
Skeletal trees
Me to fill
Their vacant sites
I try
To piece together
The shapes of my past
Yet surroundings are far
Too large to fit
In my retaining space
The painting of a reflection sparks
Fragmented recollection,
Scraped sky
And for as long as I can remember
With all but the places
That are presently home
Like old skin cells left to dust,
Echoes in the distance
A blurry dream,
Shadows settle on the places I have left.

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