Friday, July 30, 2010

All I left behind
should come as no surprise

to me since I fell
through the black hole of your eyes.

Only little things
inconsequential I could say
of all I left behind with you along the lost highway.

Silver earrings in Wichita,
beaded moccasins in Tonopah

but I had you so
I just let them go.

The flannel shirt I wore
to keep me from the cold
when we drove from Boston all the way to Buffalo.

The leather boots I bought
so many miles ago

I took them off to follow you
into the Ohio.

from All I left Behind
by Kate and Anna McGarrigle

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