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reflections on belonging

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Photo by Anton Lukoszevieze
Tell me something, December,
You have been here before.
The teeth of the tiger
Got you back.

Photo by Dainius Dirgėla
                                               ...if tomorrow
there is war my armor will shine and i’ll think
back to what the buddha once said:
if you managed to come into this world
you’ll know how to leave it as well

Poems from the poetry book “Not Even”

i would travel, always travel,
on high crystal scaffolds
home
through fields of metaphor

Poetry from the book “Fragile Things”

Dainius Dirgėla and his Inner Woman. The sculpture of Mykolas Sauka, 2017
in the end least some poetry will remain
about the past twenty years about chemistry and physics
which once upon a time worked quite naturally but now nonono

Poems from poetry collection „The Book of Roles“

Photo by manipuliacija.lt
poetry can’t replace
the body’s sensual intimacy
and yellow blossoms swallowed
in the blink of an eye

Poems from the book “The Iron Weathervane”

Photo by Benediktas Januševičius
Nature knows no zero.
It’s just a hole in our time
Through which the cold continuously flows
Together with loneliness and fear.

Photo by Severina Venckutė
                    This is where
the world’s rusty wheels moan,
exuding the scents of burnt oil,
gunpowder, blood, and musk.

Photo by Benediktas Januševičius
You are, are, and are. One. One from infinity,
from an infinity of possibilities. An infinity of possibilities not to be.

Photo by Regimantas Tamošaitis
but no – he’s still functioning:
marching through the desert
cursing out Duracell
with his last words

Photo by Gintarė Gustainytė
and finally there’d be
a merging of our souls, we’d live long happy lives,
run around in one small circle, die amicably, holding
paws, having treated ourselves to the same ratpoisonoflife.

Photo by M. Penkutė
It took so long for me to hear
the hum of blood under my skin:
I understood the words of that song.

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