We’ve Been Here Before

We’ve Been Here Before, mixed media collage, 2022

all of these words; none of these words
the promise of motion, the expectation of form

a window is severed
a note written in pencil, half-erased:
i wish to exit the anthill 

less is almost always less
the moon, these days, is extravagantly long
a head, but more erratic

i type over the note:
i attach no importance
to this infinite anthill

nakedness is a virtue; i’ve grown older
these gestures, somehow more intimate

a rush of water 
sweeps dirt from the collar bone
what i love; what cannot be changed

the poem is mocking
the feet are restless

9 responses to “We’ve Been Here Before”

  1. “a rush of water
    sweeps dirt from the collar bone
    what i love; what cannot be changed”
    I love this string of words. Evokes such a strong image as I relish in its meaning. And “i’ve grown older
    these gestures, somehow more intimate” is such a good line. Things sometimes, often times, take on greater meaning as we age. As if we become more aware as we step closer to the end, more connected to what we are a part of..all of it, an intimate dance, really. Well done. 🙂

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    • Thank you, my friend! I do think things take on greater meaning as we age, as we gain greater perspective, and become more ourselves. I’m happy this poem resonates. 🙂

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