Boxing Day 2013

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Your red blood reduced
To grey ashes once sleek bones
Now charred and brittle
Twelve years ago I carried
A small black box that was you

Onto the north shore
On a warm summer evening
Under starry skies
The waves washed over my feet
Washed what was once you away

Now you cannot tell
Where shore ends and sea begins
All is white snow ice
At the horizon cold dark
Water blends into striped sky

Layered and subtle
Mutable as memory
Landscape of ceaseless
Change that contains your blood
Sea salted with your dried bones

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(for Bob Read)

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Disguised as revealing light

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This is what I saw
A fox and a mourning dove
On Christmas morning
They were all that moved outside
In the silence of the snow

Later two black crows
Squabbled noisily over
Buried mysteries
A white world of absences
Disguised as revealing light

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