Hugh Cobb

Missing Element

Missing element defies sleep:
I wake up calling names,
illusion's plaything -
only you're never there
when eyes finally clear.
You're still in that realm from
which I was expelled.

& when consciousness
returns, reluctant
to assert its dominion
over dreamtime's mutable realm
I take a breath, look around
observing only
an empty space
and I, alone
among the scattered covers.

(Copyright 1/16/2006)

Poem Submitted: Monday, January 16, 2006
Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 18, 2006

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  • Ulrike Gerbig (1/26/2006 11:13:00 PM)

    yes, hugh, i feel this poem goes well with my 'wake-up call'...and it is a very fine poem in itself.

    thanks!

    u.

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  • Hugh Cobb (1/18/2006 7:11:00 PM)

    This poem was inspired by a comment I made to a poem by Ulrike Gerbig. Her poem and my comment worked together in some mysterious way to inspire and produce this poem.
    Thanks to Ulrike and to my muse.

    Hugh

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  • kskdnj sajn (1/16/2006 10:42:00 PM)

    My eyes blurry after I read this poem, and in my attempt to write my comments. When a person is missing an essential part to their life or being...imagination saves the day, but never can it save the moment of realization....which hurts the most. Exceptional poem Hugh.

    Angie

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  • Lawrence S. Pertillar (1/16/2006 10:35:00 PM)

    Hugh, I can relate to this! Experiencing that rejection and awakening to discover a loss that wass not there...OR was it? I like 'Missing Element'
    L

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