Poems and Poetry

Uptown | A Poem by Elaine Meredith

Into me sensed lifetimes
parade like window frames;
stone and brick frontages,
not known or grasped,
simply that they are there,
and like glassy domino rows
exit back behind, as from
within and through me.

Like some passage
of cross street wind
along hillside avenues,
are sinews; other existences
jumbling their bygone
emotions, sleep vanquished
but come real as dawn
to my every wakening.

They move in portrait
facades, passing above;
habitations, expectancy,
hope, dreadful glimpses:
hard fate that grips this
heart’s sustaining peace,
and stunned by mute mirrors
in passing taxi windows.

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