The Book of Nobody

.
I’m nobody! Who are you? /
Are you nobody too?
                      …………….     –Emily Dickenson

The book nobody can read
of words nobody understands
in lines nobody can see
on leaves no one turns by hand

tells tales nobody can believe
of worlds nobody ever knew
of things nobody can conceive
of which nobody has a clue

The song nobody can sing
for nobody who will hear
is like a bell nobody rings
for no one who is there

The nothing everybody fears
the nothing nobody knows
the sum of everybody’s tears
is of nowhere everybody goes

by Jim Culleny
Feb. 15, 2011

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