the wind passes through us

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the wind passes through us

inside us


we are dead

we are there

in the breeze

& then gone

& then there again

we eat the air

we breathe the sky

we live in dreams

we wear what we please

we sparkle in sunlight

on night we glow

we cry in songs

we are the sounds

you can’t place

the memories you can’t

quite remember

we are the choices

that were made for us

sometimes we are the ones we made for ourselves

we are the whispers in leaves

the bird songs at dusk

the quiet of remembering

on air we float

it is the only house

we know

where in those


our breath

is a mutter

we tell a story

of life before

when we were


what lurks

in plain sight

are the deaths

we’ve had

they are the clouds

in our atmospheres

the moons

in our twilights

they mark our pasts

they tell our futures

when we wanted

things were taken

all in the end

with no admission

all of this

all that we are

it is the end

it’s also the beginning

 Ⓒ Niliema Karkhanis

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