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book:  Why I Cannot Take A Lover January

Why I Cannot Take A Lover, 1975
The Washington Writer's Publishing House


January

The grave is untended
I did not see your sound
Gone
Bounced off the house
Across the road
Where I now live

Radios still play
While you sleep
Did you know

Old lovers
Call me Ma'am

At night
I lean into my hand
Flesh microphone
Leaning in
Whispering
Good Night
Good Night
To each of you
The baby I'll never hold
The father in his ground

To each of you
Silence carries
Settles its land

Quiet snow 
Falls from my heart 
Covering the sky.