Saturday, February 26, 2011

Keeping Things Whole

In a field
I am the absence
of field.
This is
always the case.
Wherever I am
I am what is missing.


When I walk
I part the air
and always
the air moves in   
to fill the spaces
where my body’s been.


We all have reasons
for moving.
I move
to keep things whole.






Arizona Sunset
February 2011


Mark Strand, "Keeping Things Whole" from Selected Poems. Copyright © 1979, 1980 by Mark Strand.  Used by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., a division of Random House, Inc. 

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