52 Poems for 2013, 8/52: Elegy

Douglas Thompson shares with us the eighth in his sequence of weekly poems for 2013. Read on for the author’s own thoughts about the poem.


some nights you get undressed
like throwing off memories
discarding clothes of useless past
garments of truths beginning to decay
until in that primeval nakedness again
you lie down always forever the last time
turning over sheets of waves and stars
and rolling fields of home waving goodbye
to lie at peace at last; embrace the earth
and weep into forgetful pillows
forgiving everything.


Douglas Thompson is the author of Mechagnosis. You can read his thoughts on this poem at his blog.

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Filed in Stories on February 18, 2013