for sight

We stay locked in gratitudes, forever

exhaling the ridiculous, as our used

glances done out in oils crack away, for

 

we know they’re scented as we wake

but kick up clouds by sleep again

 

I can only keep things constant, and some –

where inside an old key rattles

 

and reminds us – change is still to come

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About Benjamin Norris

Published writer of short stories, long stories, poems. Well received art critic and cultural commentator for Berlin magazines. Collaborator with operatic societies. Co-writer of fictional historic psycholinguistic journals. Lecturer of architecture and art history at a Budapest University. View all posts by Benjamin Norris

6 responses to “for sight

  • Doug Gelsleichter

    You are an amazing poet and very may have inspired me to share my adventures into the realm. Either way, man, keep it up. You have a fantastic way of shaping words into emotions I can almost touch.

    • Benjamin Norris

      Thanks very much man, I’ll get round to leaving you some more critique soon. Looking forward to catching up on your work, sorry for being so busy lately.

  • mommywritervkent

    This is absolutely beautiful. The old key rattling….LOVE it!

  • Rafiullah Mian

    “I can only keep things constant, and some –
    where inside an old key rattles

    and reminds us – change is still to come”

    A nice poem. We see changes to come constantly in our inner-self also, because there is one thing have persistency called “change”.

  • Yousei Hime

    This section–“glances done out in oils crack away, for/we know they’re scented”–reminds me of the perfumed French courtiers, covering their unwashed bodies with a more “pleasing” fragrance. It suggests that the glances are masks of gratitude, pleasantness, etc. The whole poem is tightly and subtly woven. Enjoyed it.

    Thank you for your recent visit and “like.”

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