Still Water Prose Poems

Copyright @ 1989 by Arthur Garfunkel
ISBN 0-525-24795-5
Used by persmission of Author - All Rights Reserved

49

Life is the spaces between.
Anything fixed is false.  Appearances
approximate the things from which they
emanate; so I hesitate to write to you.

Name it and it's somewhere
else.  How can you spell a tree?  What can you
say about you and me-that we stood on
shaky ground when last met?  And yet--I
firmly expect to share the embrace of reaf-
firming laughter in your face tomorrow and
forever after.

LondonJuly 1985