Reunion

Already one day has detached itself from all the rest up ahead.
It has my photograph in its soft pocket.
It wants to carry my breath into the past in its bag of wind.

I write poems to untie myself, to do penance and disappear
Through the upper right-hand corner of things, to say grace.

Charles Wright, "Reunion" from Country Music: Selected Early Poems. Copyright © 1982 by Charles Wright.  Reprinted by permission of Wesleyan University Press.
Source: Country Music: Selected Early Poems (Wesleyan University Press, 1982)
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