Without A Trace

Without A Trace

A Poem by Pete
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No face which we can give to a matter will stead us so well at last as the truth. This alone wears well. - Thoreau

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with a timeless, equivocal smile on replete lips of reciprocal dignity and irony
eyelashes like da vinci's very brush
i swan dive into the pooled depths of gilded eyes
pulling myself up on the everest of rising cheekbones
feeling  my way along the stacato lines in a forehead of pasteurized milk
through the knowing way of indulgent, nasal passages
corrugated, artesian hair outlining all
a sharp rise before an inevitable fall
your angelic, covid-masked face
disappearing

without  a trace



© 2022 Pete


Author's Note

Pete
"There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before." - Thoreau

"I turned my face more exclusively than ever to the woods, where I was better known.” - Thoreau

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how beautifully your words flow off my mind's tongue ..no need at all to read out loud .. i think this is such a wondrous tribute to the masked but smiling lady and it's author .. the broadest of brush strokes on social commentary lets me leap and bound around what i and other so many varies think about masking .. pasteurized milk, everest cheekbones and nasal passages have never been so enticingly romantic .. great work with this says i .. the turn on imaging with such concrete humanity is exquisite ... who care about the disease ... luv and joy brother! great stuff in this one and as always Thoreau just adds more blooms to the buds ..
E.

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Pete

1 Week Ago

nice share. thanks so much e. the whole covid thing has caused us all to look more closely at ours.. read more



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One face is another's face of late. The world no longer just smiles or pretty art but rather, perhaps, a canvas to scratch and decorate anew. Maybe from the rubble can be reborn a meaning that gives rise to humanity and their strength once more...this not only leads me to art/artistic expression but also to the passing of time and with that, the reshaping of what will be...as always Pete, excellent visuals and poetry...

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Pete

1 Week Ago

your thoughts on such matters are always enlightening. perhaps this covd thing will lead to a new s.. read more
truly epic!!!
sincerely, Amber


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Pete

1 Week Ago

thanks amber. you rock girl... :)
This intrigued me, I really enjoyed this write

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Pete

1 Week Ago

so kind of you to share thoughts. appreciated. thank you ... :)
how beautifully your words flow off my mind's tongue ..no need at all to read out loud .. i think this is such a wondrous tribute to the masked but smiling lady and it's author .. the broadest of brush strokes on social commentary lets me leap and bound around what i and other so many varies think about masking .. pasteurized milk, everest cheekbones and nasal passages have never been so enticingly romantic .. great work with this says i .. the turn on imaging with such concrete humanity is exquisite ... who care about the disease ... luv and joy brother! great stuff in this one and as always Thoreau just adds more blooms to the buds ..
E.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

1 Week Ago

nice share. thanks so much e. the whole covid thing has caused us all to look more closely at ours.. read more

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I love reading, writing, music, nature, God and feeling emotion, not necessarily in that order. To me, these things go hand in hand. My favorite writer is Henry David Thoreau. I think he was a geni.. more..

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