• lenten journal: lent and late night

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    somehow the night
    has slipped away
    without leaving the
    words it promised
    and I have spent
    far too long
    staring at a
    white page in
    a dark room
    as though the
    sheer silence of
    sitting would shape
    the darkness into
    sentences and help
    me keep my
    promises for Lent
    I have deleted
    far more than
    I have saved
    but that’s true
    most any day
    I must sleep

    Peace,
    Milton

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    2 Responses to lenten journal: lent and late night

    1. February 23, 2010 at 8:56 pm

      Haven’t commented for a while but this is so beautiful I must. Low key and full of imagery at the same time. I love the ending, especially, for some reason, “but that’s true most any day”

    2. March 1, 2010 at 1:03 am

      i like this flow and understanding the sitting and staring at white with tired eyes.

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