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the mystery of a gun.wrp

the characterization of possession
brings boxes of materials
hidden in one’s soul out into the perceivable
till the bang of bringing it home
creates an aperture

Sifting through one another
The empty spaces settle and open wide
Enabling one to peer inside
And observe all there is to us

lifting layers paradise emerges
and the distance becomes ubiquitous
giving more room to the happy sounds
of love and take harmonizing

and then there’s you
where what you thought isn’t there
triggering a low spark of reflection
and firing a loud sound of a sparrow’s sorrow

coming back you find the
gold and silver threads of
lost and found entwined
unaware of your intrusion
making happiness float once again

soon the heart of passing stumbles
and when all is expressed
and silence turns over
one can peek through and satisfy
a questionable answer to our existence as one

over at we write poems prompt no 200 entices the writer with the mystery of brothers and sisters … entitled prompt “The Mystery of a Gun” …. having four sisters and a brother I tried not to jump too quickly into the waters of yes and no….


3 thoughts on “the mystery of a gun.wrp

  1. Having lived away (with periodic visits) from the city of my birth for almost forty years, then moving back about six years ago, this piece touched me deeply. My younger sister lives about two miles away and we see one another frequently. We remember together and sometimes yes, our memories collide and that aperture opens.


  2. This is one of your finest poem. Quite an unexpected direction which begins and ends with love. The gun creates a portal of visibility instead of killing and destroying.


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