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Behind, perhaps, let the sea blow

Behind, perhaps, let the sea blow.
Let some word blow
Outside every destination of slime, rust.
Perhaps ointments from Avicenna,
Forests of embraces,
Crops, swarms, humid implications.
Or, perhaps, the same.
It sits up. It gets dressed. It goes.
The grass stands up again.
At his step everything seems to find
Inside itself a certain form of calm.
It can’t be a great distance
– he thought.


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Poem Behind, perhaps, let the sea blow - Carlos Barbarito