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Twice Removed


Darrell Lindsey 

Returning for a visit,
I find myself looking
for a partial paradise
in the fragrant echoes
of a stranger's poetic words
on a precipice,
in open hands reaching
across the arc of time
to those on glass bridges
who are ghosts to themselves.
As twilght approaches me
already blurred,
I grasp at the sky
of a melody
that is releasing
its beautiful sting
into all these shadows
on the way home
out of myself.


Motivation:Learning the way in and out of self.

Bio:Darrell Lindsey is a freelance writer who lives in Nacogdoches, the oldest town in Texas. His haiku and tanka have won awards in the United States, Japan, Croatia, Bulgaria, and Canada.

Email TSJ: Editor: Pamela Tyree Griffin

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