Surviving loss.

green grass on body of water

Shoveling silence over buried forms, brush the night with dark lashes. Wait. The memory of suffering suffers the memory of love. And yet, it will make you drunk on the idea of losing what was never yours.

Make yourself a deer. Run a bright flash of sinew over wet grass, until you get to the shore of the day where you witness a rising wave and the sound of a whispered I am. Find that you still hold a glowing flame, tiny and quivering, at the back of a breath. 

Even now.


Notes while reading an excerpt from “Deluge” as it appears in The Hélène Cixous Reader.

Author: Stacey C. Johnson

I keep watch and listen, mostly in dark places.

2 thoughts on “Deluge”

  1. I always wonder at the thought of being, especially being something else, or a kin to in a sense of just being. Isn’t our predominance for being other than just being part of our being?

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