Lauma Lapa

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Stars? Meteorites?

Poem by Lauma Lapa

At times…
there are moments that
make
one absolutely naked.

Those moments breathe us
like the smoke
a smoker inhales
So… irretrievably.

Then, the exhalation process
that lasts, maybe for
a moment
or, for the time limit
that can be expanded
endlessly.

Those are moments
that breathe us like
A fire-person struggles thru smoke
of a collapsing building.

To behold the face
of one other,
A moment when beholding
becomes life and breath.

A star, falling,
fulfils a wish, or maybe
is but a meteorite.


Comments about Stars? Meteorites? by Lauma Lapa

  • Holy Smoke (1/8/2005 9:35:00 AM)

    Breath-taking and - true.(Report)Reply

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  • Kelly Allen Vinal (12/25/2004 2:36:00 PM)

    Nice - very nice indeed(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 25, 2004