Departure, Personally by Walter Bjorkman

Distantly
the images
of the days
fade

The door of today
is now the dog
of your youth
transported away

The latest scenes
remain the longest
I was there
I am still here

My eyes
see reflections
seen alone by us

My body
feels pleasures
felt apart by us

My life your camera
to my perceptions
of the past

Closing, yet making farther,
leaving visions unclear

Whether seeing,
feeling,
perceiving,
should be together

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9 responses to “Departure, Personally by Walter Bjorkman

  1. I especially liked this poem, Walter.

  2. This struck me as very lyrical. Nice.

  3. Deborah A. Upton

    In reading this, I have looked into the future and seen the past. A beautiful poem.

  4. Melissa

    You never cease to amaze me. You do it all – short stories, poems, flash fiction. And well. And this is no exception.

    My favorite part in this one:

    “My life your camera
    to my perceptions
    of the past…”

  5. A sad and perceptive poem as seen through the eyes and the lens. You should have put up a photo image with this one, Walt. Beautiful..

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  7. A wonderful poem, Walter. I love how it moves via motion and distance words, and how the relationship is like a layer on top. Nice.

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