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VCU Menorah Review Winter/Spring 2009
Number 70
For the Enrichment of Jewish Thought

A Poem by Richard E. Sherwin

I don’t know where or if a soul exists
even cyberspace has got black holes
and no ones heard the faintest whisperings
thru nanospaces gravities of ghosts

and still my heart is haunted images
and voices his I tell myself are echoes
love fills in the hole his dyings dug
from my life to dull this thudding unhappiness

time they say cures all I don’t believe
this for a second let alone a minute
what happens is you just can’t bear such grief
and live and so your genes turn off the spigot

you learn you can exist on less and breathe
without the air you never thought of needing

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