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Robert Okaji: Sometimes Love is a Dry Gutter

Or a restless leaf, a footprint.

 

Is fault on a blameless day,

scrawled on a washed-out sky.

 

My friend’s music orbits his home,

worms through the cracks

in the bluest lines, ever new

 

and permanent, staining even his hope

long after the lights stutter away.

And the rain’s attenuated sorrows?

 

They’re coming, he says. Like goats

through a fence. Like lava. Like tomorrow.


 

Copyright 2017 Robert Okaji

6 comments on “Robert Okaji: Sometimes Love is a Dry Gutter

  1. FoodTruckPastor
    January 18, 2018

    Very, very well done, and beautiful.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. E R Kendrich
    January 18, 2018

    This is lovely.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. derrickjknight
    January 18, 2018

    Such amazing imagery

    Liked by 2 people

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