Friday, February 03, 2017

Day 34: The Ghost of NVM

Last night in my sleep
my departed mentor 
spoke of his last book
that he didn’t finish 
but started with the epigraph 
from a Chinese sage
that to be human
is to constantly deny

I asked him then
what is the key,
for like that  Borges 
poem about limits,
there is no hope?
”No, not courage, my child"
he said,
"but imagination.
That is why,”
he added
“I appear in your dreams.”

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