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22nd December 2010

By Mark Brayley | 2010 December 22

These two bookends
stand,
holding all that has gone
between them.
Thousands of words,
closeness condensed,
wrapped safely in the covers
with tales of love,
grand narratives,
dreamings.
The swollen volumes are dusty now,
untouched by hot hands,
held only in parenthesis
by these two bookends;
take one away
and the story ends –
collapses. 
And yet, frozen in place,
they can achieve nothing more
than the stale-mate of distance.

Commitment, Loss, Relationships

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