+ "In the daylight we know
what’s gone is gone,
but at night it’s different.
Nothing gets finished,
not dying, not mourning;
the dead repeat themselves, like clumsy drunks
lurching sideways through the doors
we open them in sleep;
these slurred guests, never entirely welcome,
even those we have loved the most,
especially those we have loved the most,
returning from where we shoved them
away too quickly:
from the ground, from the water,
they clutch at us, they clutch at us,
we won’t let go."
Margaret Atwood, from “Two Dreams, 2”, in Eating Fire
17th March 2013
Tags: Margaret Atwood Two Dreams 2 thoughts that breathe poetry lit we won't let go

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