A Single Soul With Many Beating Hearts

… we shared our lungs and
the soot upon our fingers …

the sounds of crashing cars at night …
their steel wheels spinning  …
the sound of dynamos coupling …
the lonely whistle’s departure
the sound of blowing steam …

(singing lonely notes to us
in our dreams)
or
songs of departure
for those of us with
longing hearts
who sailed the rails
for hidden treasure
to feed their hungry hearts

never to be seen again …

Those of us who stayed endured
the soot that lived within our
lungs
we slept on grey sheets
we hung
to dry in
the sun of
yesterday’s
light …

How could we not share
our commonalities in
the sooty air of that
little town?!

We were carbon copies
who saw each other
everywhere …

How could we NOT share
in large part the sums of
our greater whole?

With every single entity
an overlapping part
of every single mind

we shared a single soul
with many beating

hearts .,..

2 thoughts on “A Single Soul With Many Beating Hearts

    • midcenturyman says:

      i cry …

      with grateful heart i accepted
      the words that you had written ..
      the greatest gift from my
      endeavors …

      your gift then brought me to your
      site …

      where … I reflected upon
      what you had
      written giving
      heart felt words to me
      of further inspiration

      i had written
      in return …

      that

      alas … were stolen … !

      from the wifi at the edge of
      too far away
      where I wrote them
      … lost …
      a split second before
      I clicked
      posted …

      i’ll try to remember …
      and send them your way …
      inspired words from your
      poem written …
      given in
      return …

      I hate it when
      that happens!

      don’t you???!

      back to the beginning …

      so grateful once again …
      for kindest words
      of compliment
      that you presented …

      words still ringing
      still living within
      my brain …

      no greater pleasure
      the ultimate treasure
      for thoughts and words that
      one has
      written … !

      the gift supreme ..

      thank you so much …
      again and again …. ks

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