JOSHUA LEON

Selected Poems

BETWEEN LEAVING AND GOING

 

Stay..

 

It's not like we have anywhere to go

bound by this heave hoe

 

Stay...

 

 

                                   [looking at one another,

                        silent,  don't break

                                     don't stop, hold

                        hold, wait]

 

(whispering)  Stay here/ I am here

                         You are safe/ We are safe

                         let's be quiet

 

forget yourself/

      I forgot myself

 

Dreaming about it each escaping moment

drifting towards solace

 

Stay...

 

                           Take me somewhere...

 

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