Wednesday, June 1, 2011

a thousand times

It is still news to her that passion 
could steer her wrong 
though she went down, a thousand times 
strung out 
across railroad tracks, off bridges 
under cars, or stiff 
glass bottle still in hand, hair soft 
on greasy pillows, still it is 
news she cannot follow love (his 
burning footsteps in blue crystal 
snow) & still 
come out all right.

 Diane di Prima

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