After Words

He says he didnít mean it like that
and I believe him
For him words are elusive things Ė
water-in-the-desert things
hard to find
harder to express
searching his tangle of memories
shadowed corpses of black-and-white
color leached out of his world
after. . . after. . .

Pamela J. Jessen

If you have any thoughts about this poem, 
Pamela J. Jessen would be pleased to hear them