Upon Leaving

I've said too much, I've asked
even more and found little.

I am a woman with long heart,
dark brain that breathes

a black lung, a cursed premonition
and traveling, moves away from

light (what form shrinks from light?)
like a leper at daybreak or crow

from it's roost, flies down
flies down and hides.

And we imagine, a reason to hover
stay clever and shy

(serious, gifted)
windswept and white,

after saying goodbye-
all that I'd hoped for.

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