“WHATS LEFT?” by Marcus Elman


Photo by Marcus Elman with Maat in Paris

We are what’s left.

We are the remains.

We are the tongue of the dead and the silent.

We are what they were thinking.

They are crawling inside of us,

inside our gall, willing us to remember everything.

They are on parade in our unconscious

deciding when and where.

We are what’s left.

We are the dim hope of the gone.

Us: our hands and voices.

Hear them screaming for just one more day to love

and be loved.

We are what’s left,

we are the remains of love.

Marcus Elman

© 2010


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7 comments

  1. lkthayer · May 31, 2010

    So beautiful Marcus, just lovely image & poem, thank you!
    ” We are the tongue of the dead and the silent.

    We are what they were thinking.

    They are crawling inside of us,

    inside our gall, willing us to remember everything.

    They are on parade in our unconscious”
    exquisite! 🙂

  2. Roz Levine · June 1, 2010

    Hi Marcus,
    Whew, what a gorgeous poem. I love it. Looking forward to more of these passionate pieces. Great photo, too.
    xoxo
    Roz

  3. Nick Fryman · June 1, 2010

    Lovely and thoughtful poem, Marcus. I guess at some point in the future we ourselves will become the dead and silent, and we will be crawling inside our descendants, willing them to remember.

    • Marcus · June 1, 2010

      one more day to love and be loved –please!

  4. Magnolia rios · June 1, 2010

    Hi Marcus,
    What a beautiful poem!!!!!!!! I love it so much. Thank you very much for sharing it with me. Lovely photo too.
    Love and appreciation,
    Magnolia.

  5. Karen Ross · June 1, 2010

    What a lovely poem. I really enjoyed reading it and loved the photo as well.
    Your writing buddy,
    Karen

  6. Kele · March 5, 2013

    You still have the beautiful gift of loving expression. It was a joy to find this and read it today.

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