Poetry on the move: At The Ferry Terminal…

At The Ferry Terminal

My non-visit in the city of N
took place right on time

You have alerted me
in the unsent message
and silence magnified five times

When I inquired into the stillness
You affirmed the weather was funeral
And your RV needed love and care
The music was calling you
But the plumber suit hanged in the air

The day has arrived
My absence accompanied me

Someone else ignited
The car engine
With not my car key

She glided through
The Sea to Sky hi-way
Listening to
Owner of a Lonely Heart

She drove her car into the ferry
Wearing her full colour mask
Stretched her body
On sunny afternoon deck
Listening to the seagulls
Arguing loudly in the sky

Suddenly, the book had disappeared
Not mine

While continuing the drive
Through the West Coast passage
The deer walked by

Deep in the ancient forest
A man came up to her
I didn’t recognize him
But she did immediately

At night they kissed
With not our lips
He rode her body
Until her soul touched his

Gazing into
The starry night
With not our eyes
Milky Way lighting up the sky

The visit took place
As planned

Beyond the possibility
of our presence

Somewhere else
In the parallel Universe
How it hurt

Marianna Maliszewska, May 9th, 2021

This poem was inspired by Wislawa Szymborska


The Book has disappeared

Published by Marianna Maliszewska

“I cannot live without love. Love is at the root of my being.”― Anaïs Nin.

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