Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Sweat and Tears and Smell of Soul

Used washcloths, sheets and toweling
thrown into the hamper or the closet
bear the vestiges of scowling,
pensive, smiling, sighing faces –

effluvial deposits in them posit
this hypothesis: that our humanity
transcends the flesh and intercepts
the world outside invisibly – faint traces

of the sweat and tears and smell of Soul
proceed from us into the globe before
they’re scrubbed and rinsed away --
carrying the miracle of everybody whole.


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