Gabrielle Jesiolowski

in the turkish film he walks away from her      months later he waits for her in

drifting snow banks / their hair is the same length  /                                                                                  

neither smile when they see each other / the fragility of each sound...    the hotel

room is dark, burnt red floors, a missing drawer— nothing can go back, exactly /

each of them / in their very separate grief       quietly smoking, drinking coffee

from marble votives







This poem is based on the film Climates (Íklimler), which is the fourth film by the Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan.