"discovering the new land"

after three days of recalling you
in the valley of darkness,

your spirit offered a white flag:
a friend of a friend of yours
said you had killed yourself.

your name was a foreign thing.  a slip
of the tongue in speaking, a chapter

buried from the ancient scripture.  in the
lake surfaces, i could see the shadows

that came to take you.

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