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There Is An Instant
(for Mahmud Kianush)

A Poem by:

Roger B. Humes

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there is an instant

where words cease to exist

where time is suspended

where consciousness disappears


it comes when i least expect it

when i am totally unprepared for its presence

when i would prefer solitude as a companion

when i give way to its inevitable consequence


the lines roll from my hand

to smoulder and set the words ablaze

the lines roll from my dreams

to cover a thirsty soul with a wave


the lines come not from the mouth

but from the spirit and the heart

told in whispers like ancient stories

the lines come and then depart


they come when i least expect it

when i am totally unprepared for their intrusion

when i would prefer seclusion as a companion

when i give way to their inevitable conclusion


there is an instant

and when it comes

i am no longer alone


Roger B. Humes
Copyright © 2003

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