Lisa

In memory of Lisa and Dan Palermo. 
Part of a poetry portfolio for fall 2008:
Lisa*
He had his time card stamped, he knew.
And with her light, she shined upon us all.
She was not ready. We were not ready.
In the cubicle next door is metaphor
And noticed that
He had his time card stamped, he knew.
And yet no metaphor can express,
At least to me, how
She was not ready. We were not ready.
He kept his card in his back pocket.
He had it the worst of three, so from the start
He had his time card stamped, he knew.
He knew that with each breath he took,
There would be one less, but she?
She was not ready. We were not ready.
How ghastly is this wind that carries us away!
And yet it warns us with a breeze that lightly flips a leaf.
He had his time card stamped, he knew.
She was not ready. We were not ready.
Created: 27 October 2008
*Note: It may seem a little repetitive. It’s in the form villanelle, which is a poem that consists of five tercets and a quatrain. In each stanza, lines 1 and/or 3 from the first stanza are repeated. Lines 1 and 3 are “He had his time card stamped, he knew” and “She was not ready. We were not ready”, respectively.

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May 30, 2009. Uncategorized.

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