…every spot and pore and wrinkle…

spot, pore, wrinkle, Photo: Kari Jeppesen Kari Jeppesen

…”farewells can be shattering, but returns are surely worse.
solid flesh can never live up to the bright shadow cast by its absence.
time and distance blur the edges; then suddenly the beloved has arrived,
and it’s noon with its merciless light,
and every spot and pore and wrinkle and bristle stands clear.”

(Margaret Atwood)


16 thoughts on “…every spot and pore and wrinkle…

  1. Moon-mirror rock-face. Down.
    (Shine spotted with breath. Blood in streaks.
    Soul forming clouds, close to the true shape once more.
    Ten-finger shadow, clamped.)

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