Monday, March 7, 2011

Communal Sight #2: Scherenschnitte

I have silver scissors
delicate as wire
sharp as ice
I cut careful circles and perfect squares
I cut out all the words you ever spoke
I cut out all the portraits of your face
I cut out all the moving scenes of action
            all the tears
            all the drama
            all the scripts
When they are all cut out
I will drop them into the deepest deep
and watch them float away like birds

  Then I will smile and smile at you
  and never say a word.

Note: Scherenschnitte is the German term for the art of paper cutting

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