Passing Time

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Passing Time

by Maya Angelou

Your skin like dawn
Mine like musk

One paints the beginning
of a certain end.

The other, the end of a
sure beginning.

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We die,
Welcoming Bluebeards to our darkening closets,
Stranglers to our outstretched necks,

The eye follows, the land
Slips upward, creases down, forms
The gentle buttocks of a young

One innocent spring
your voice meant to me
less than tires turning

Beloved,
In what other lives or lands
Have I known your lips

Her arms semaphore fat triangles,
Pudgy hands bunched on layered hips
Where bones idle under years of fatback

You drink a bitter draught.
I sip the tears your eyes fight to hold
A cup of lees, of henbane steeped in chaff.

They went home and told their wives,
that never once in all their lives,
had they known a girl like me,

The sun has come.
The mist has gone.
We see in the distance...

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