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Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh


Ehyeh asher ehyeh
my ancient voice cries
a torn and tattered torrah
an old testimate to endurance
I am the I I am
I can be no more
more or less
so why ask why
or say so and so
leave my words
as stone carved figures
alone together facing east
looking forward to a time
when meaning will mean something
just by being
the understanding
comes in their whispers there
as you see them on a hilltop
or on from the seaside
in pretty picture postcards
you get one day
without warning

Some words read
when in the then and there
we watch the line
tow ropes or fetters
persistent persnickety
naggity sinking feelings
inner circular critical voices
sleeping comas with other injuries
how cleverly we are then
as we go and go along
his way and that
we put our foot down
with all our stitch witchery
hidden seemy hemming
did he? Or how do I explain?
spill spelling contents
how tigers disappear
or all my love charms

Some words spoken
need not no their way
finding winding windy airs
over teeth and tongue
in ghosts of old songs
or rolled as oats as old
as early as my memory
cribside inside all around the room
wrapped tight in blankets
I could not move
but rather instead
warmed by love
dreamed tomorrow's freedom
so or so I could speak of it
and sing sing sing
as I do to you now
read my words aloud
twice the same way
I dare you

SO you and you and you.
Take from it what you will;
See yourself shattered
Reflecting reflections -
Make yourselves anew.
Tell your telling tales,
Shimmer and shine...
On your own time -
Not now in mine!

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