this with you is all fado


the mouth ringing (saudade)
from the permanent
irreparable taste of loss
from which there is no feeble recovery
no hauling of life from the well
only the fitful acceptance of fate
the kneeling before life
the choking down of silence
in song

By Eleanor Jackson

Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer, cyclist, writer, gal about town, feminist, freewheeler, and friend.

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