Alphabet

How small they are—
our sins.
We could
break them down
into words
then into letters
which could seem
almost entirely
insignificant
if they weren’t
exchanged between us
in secret
in the dark hours—
and if they weren’t
forming complete
sentences
that were building
a bridge between us
that one day soon
we will cross over.
And we will
cross over—
and when we do
there will be no
forgiveness
waiting
when we need
to turn around
to go back home.

 

 

 

 

 

DeMaris
12-31-16

 

 

Published by demarisgaunt

I currently live in Greenwood, Indiana. I love to listen to music, books on CD, podcasts or NPR as I work in my studio.  My favorite artists are Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper. I love poetry, but only the good stuff that isn’t so abstract I can’t understand it. Abstraction better lends itself to visual art, I think. Stephen Dunn is my favorite poet. He’s said just about anything that can be said about the inner workings of the heart and mind. My favorite novel is Atonement by Ian McEwan. My all time favorite band is The Cure. I love science, and anything that relates to how the mind works. I don’t believe in the supernatural. If I could meet anyone in the world, it would be Richard Dawkins or Steven Pinker. If you don’t buy my art or read my poetry, buy one of their books. It will enrich if not change your life.  My favorite things to do are hiking, kayaking and camping. My favorite food is so common, I’ll keep you in suspense (It starts with a P). I prefer chocolate to vanilla. Green is my favorite color. I have an aversion to planning or scheduling of any kind, and I live for spontaneous adventures! Telephone conversations make me anxious, and I avoid them at almost all cost. I had a happy childhood. I’m having a pretty fantastic adulthood. I have every intention of seeing my 100th birthday, after which I will happily relinquish my guts to the future of medicine. Cheers! ~DeMaris

One thought on “Alphabet

  1. I’ve often wondered if the lure of infidelity is partially a reaction to the certain knowledge of unforgiveness. If we knew we would be forgiven, would we be as likely to sin?

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