Masiela Lusha

Rookie (23 October 1985-? / Tirana, Albania)

I Dig For Nothing

Poem by Masiela Lusha

I dig for nothing tonight.
No stars. I cannot find
The constant moon.
I could write about the moon
Which cradles high
In my mind's glass shelf
Of video memory.
But would my words
Trace his dimples accurately?
Could I muse for a mass
Which isn't by me?
Which comes and leaves
And takes my thoughts?
Would it be poetry?
Would it be a Komunyakaa?

I don't believe it would.
No. I have written about the moon.
It has followed me home
Like a floating dream pet
When I was ten. I never named it.
Even then, I knew it could never be mine.
I would dig a look into the sky
To test his faith to me.
Then I would look away
Knowing it proved nothing.

But tonight, I find him missing.
This is why I cage the things
I couldn't risk losing-
My tears. My words.
My embrace.
This is why-
So under a vacant night,
I wouldn't have to dig.


Comments about I Dig For Nothing by Masiela Lusha

  • Will Barber (7/15/2006 7:59:00 PM)

    You truly convey the mystery of life. This is a very beautiful poem. It mirrors the aesthetic of Japanese and Chinese poetry - the presentation of a series of images, awakening deep feeling and awareness, without useless intellection.(Report)Reply

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  • William Jackson (7/15/2006 3:03:00 AM)

    Though you say you dig for nothing, you dig deeply into the things that truly matter. Another fine poem!(Report)Reply

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  • BEAU GOLDEN (7/11/2006 12:29:00 AM)

    this is truly beautiful. a pleasure to read.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 10, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 14, 2010