William Conley Lowrance

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William Conley Lowrance Poems

1. After Firing The Shot 7/9/2013
2. The Bedrom 7/9/2013
3. Self-Portrait At A Distance 7/9/2013
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Self-Portrait At A Distance

When I am in the water, clotted with the stars,
I start to hum—then sing—with a perverse longing
for the city. I wake up a ghost with blurred edges,
or as a distant mourner attending your wake.

Reduced to a fallen object—sealed in your hands—
I will be like champagne—& only my molars will last.
I will only walk through slanted, well-lit backstreets
to experience a succession of tropic scenes.

I will not walk alone, swung loose from this petrified sky.
I will find your eyes in the traffic lights—
& will be released from this spinning
only by the ...

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