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this day there was a choir


as we approached the beach

for real

in a circle

entoning celestial voices against

moist slurps percussively



there was a rock

to shelter against

in the brilliant light

of cadenced winter


there was your face

reflecting the wind

the crows paid no attention

as they chortled their way across tideline buffets


manicured dogs careen along this margin

we disregard the others


in a dialogue that dances into


until we enter the present

capturing moments

with precision and obliqueness


entering into a realm where colours shift

with each tilt of the head

where land slips beneath the waves

and rocks turn into sand

beneath our feet


as dusk purples distant mountains

gulls cry

I look at you


that sometimes sunsets have supporting roles



David Trudel  ©  2014



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So many voices singing so many songs

It all gets blurred so I can’t follow along

So many voices singing all at once

Creating a new language of united force

It isn’t always necessary to hear each word

When you feel a beat pulse inside your head

Some sounds will pull you into somewhere else

So many voices singing will open up your ears

To things you’ve never heard before

And let you rearrange your fears

So many voices singing so many songs

Harmonizing as the beat keeps going down

So many voices singing so many songs

Until the songs come down to just one in the end

That song that starts with each first breath

And doesn’t end until the final death

So many voices singing the same song

Listening to each other to follow along

So many voices singing the same song



David Trudel  ©  2013




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