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Ice Skim Reflections


Ice Skim Reflections

Steel gray afternoon,

Scalpel wind,

Metallic water.

Mind-toes test footing

On a slippery stony surface

Of ten thousand thousand

Things undone

Done wrong

Shouldn’t have been done at all.


Gods, guns, girls, griefs, ghosts

Long lost in the warp and woof;

Liquid carpet of years

Shimmer and beckon.

Steel gray afternoon,

Scalpel wind,

Metallic water.



From Poems of the New Old West

Copyright© 2002, Jack Purcell



Entry #395


Comment by cowgirlpoet - November 1, 2005, 3:54 pm
You certainly cut through the BS and get to the heart of the matter. I have always enjoyed poetry which is able to elaborate -- in few words -- on universal feelings. This one does.

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