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Remembering You

Remembering You

A ghostly flower blooming and withering,
(or blot) blinking with colors that strain to brightness,
to equal those of what were seen before;
fragments, with the music or plain utterances
attempting to be as loud (or as soft)
as what they really were...

But all in vain.

Blurred and ephemeral. Just for a haunting and fleeting...
Many times an unexpected visitor,
an intruder, inside...

What is complete and constant is that depressing spirit:

Void of form and details, yet lingering, encumbering,
dragging. Punctuated, highlighted,
by the thief that intermittently
gives, curses, and leaves

with a piece.




I stumble upon the enormous

In the tiny, tiny, tiny

A tender seed flowing in the breezy winds

Planted aptly as it settles

Like unto a humble kind deed of faith

A candle of light shedding

Pointing to the glory of it all

A dandelion has taken root

Between the cracks

Of the abandoned concrete sidewalk

A reminder in the dead oblivion
Of the vitality of life

John Kaniecki

John Kaniecki is a poet and author residing in Montclair, New Jersey with Sylvia his wife of over twelve years. He presently has nine books out five of which are poetry. His poems have appeared in over ninety outlets including Struggle Magazine, Black Magnolias, Dissident Voice, Shalla Magazine, and others.



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