A Poem Finds its Twin by Zenobia Frost

 ~  for JH ~

Perhaps they were conceived
in one sanguine swell of thought,

and were somehow later
drawn apart, adopted out,

such that the words

took on different meanings,
wore different haircuts

and forgot.

They met years later, hanging about
at a reading in clusters of old poems,

printed and permanent,
freckled with commas but

still alive with shifting intonations.
There was confusion

but also calm.

It was as though one’s reflection
had reached out from the mirror

to take the other’s hand
and say, “I know, brother; I know,”

and nothing more.

From: https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/20090428010817/http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/98062/20090428-0920/www.mascarapoetry.com/index.html

Date: 2009

By: Zenobia Frost (19??- )


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