i researched my memoriesexpecting to find a pastprescient presencethat could helpme poet into 2022. pulling out the fat stackof loose leaf experiencesthe first two older folders‘burn these thoughts’and ‘positive lessons learned’we’re duplicates of otheryears now gone. and the most recent waserased and renamed so repeatedly thatit’s faded tab couldbarely be read-‘fun words that rhyme with […]
we fell into unwilling hibernation that early spring. trees hadn’t yet bud their impertinent blooms into the brooding ides of march. life, oblivious, hadn’t yet paid its room and board for an early november check-in. sealed in and slumbering, breathing was made unprecious, mattering dematerialized us, numbness overwhelmed our stored selves. thoughtless meltwater loosened, dissolved, […]
the doors stand neatly nesting resting sleeping keeping time with echoes of the last bell. the halls to walls and ceilings look down on rarely scuffed floors as well. flow has slowed and the body bends low and sleeps restlessly- an empty shell.