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15 July 2015
Coming to Rest
I was in Venice with you, and
Kathmandu with you, and Cusco
with you — beloved cities.
They are gone now, irrecoverable,
not what they were (places of singing,
shining) seventeen years ago.
Is Venice still sinking? Kathmandu
is rubble. The people are old, we knew
in Cusco. And you are dead, my dear.
I’m glad to remember those cities, our cities;
and glad to be here, home, remembering you, my journey’s companion.
At dVerse Poetics we are asked to write 12 lines including three words that mean a lot to us (mine are 'Venice', 'Kathmandu', 'Cusco') and three words describing people or things we're grateful for (mine are 'remember', 'home', 'you').