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A Poem About Deja Vu

Updated on May 28, 2013

July 13, 2012

The sun sat like a satisfied baboon in the grass aglow,

the hibiscus air folded around me as I walked,

the metro station was waiting, its mouth agape as always

and it was Friday, July 13 2012.



I’m particularly sure of that because of what you’d said,

“I can’t help thinking we’ve done this before.”

The words clung to me for some time after you tossed them out,

a salmon flopping away in my dinghy, waiting to be kept or tossed back.



True, we had been there 365 suns prior and were bound to be so again.

Or maybe you were craftily referring to our bottomless souls

and any of the countless writers, athletes or popes which had hopped on

or hopped off the celestial bus once while making its rounds.



It even could have been a Foucault moment of yours, debunking

the notion of history all together - and much of the future for that matter -

drawing a heavy black line beneath the figurative there and then.

Or you simply meant we’d been there before. It’s possible.



What’s not possible is that when I punched my ticket twice, it was for nothing

because just thinking of you and where you’d been the day before - your smallish

hand in mine, our steps synchronized, your smile pointed up, mine down –

is something, albeit a small, creased something at the bottom of my coat pocket.

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      3 years ago

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      3 years ago

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      Darrylmdavis 

      5 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      Thanks a lot for your kind comment, Kashmir :-)

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      Thomas Silvia 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Awesome and fascinating poem which made it a enjoyable read !

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      Darrylmdavis 

      6 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      Hi shiningirisheyes! Many thanks for your kind feedback. :-)

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      6 years ago from Upstate, New York

      It takes true talent to make an inanimate object and daily ritual so fabulous. Your interwoven symbolisms with multi meanings are fantastic.

      Following along

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      Darrylmdavis 

      6 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      Many thanks! :-)

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      Darrylmdavis 

      6 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      Thanks, Valleypoet. :-) Indeed, I'm not one for grand narratives. ;-)

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      deergha 

      6 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Nice one...keep it up . Votes up for sure. Your selection of words are really very brilliant. thanks for sharing this one.

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      Valleypoet 

      6 years ago

      Once again you have made the mundane magical, discarded the grand narratives, and created another poetic treat. Voted up and awesome:-))

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