LUCI COLLIN
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PALETTE


that's me
smiling picture in the paper
dust on the books never read
gazing at blurry figurations
trying to forget threats
laughing at worn out nevers
chanting sometimes
emptiness of silent day-breakings
burning inside
pagan permissiveness
eyes of sequestered sites
digging dismantled senses
dull throbbing once madly forged cries
craving for better-shaped sentences
not shades
nor wantings

but light
(A Time t be Free, Harlingen: Quill, p. 125, 1999)





FIGURES

greasy voices
            moaning about
  a bunch of regrettable byes

  inventory of recollections
assaulting on the poet's eyes
                         one private
                         two painful
                         three negligible

the empty canvas is impregnated with
façades           fallacies            fakes
                     one sweet-tasting image
                     two solvable metaphors
                     three always tired hints

thirsty
         the cheapest surrealist poem
         cries out for the invisible
         f       i      n     g     e     r     s
that
            (it) can never
                                      touch


(Shadows and Light, Owings Mills: Watermark, p. 517, 1996.)