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Rooted in the concrete, the observable, the observed.
Paying attention so as to arrest one’s attention.
The immediate transposed into the lasting.
Transportable. Moveable. Economical. Engaged.
Transformational–at root and as goal.
Informational, yes, but beyond, under, in between the headlines.
A pocket poem.
Poem for the pocket.
A hole in a pocket
and the moment of discovering such.
Walt Whitman cocks
his head–what stories he has
in that beard!
Plunk down fireside for a good read or two or three.
The test may be how good you are
in wind when wind blows through you—
saying I do to I do the white-crowned
sparrow saws the last stand of light
as animal paths on the opposite mountain
ghost into generational tracings.
Out of the breeze’s sway a fly knocks
against a screen in its own summation
Can one touch it?
It is too big for touch.
In its opening, it closes.
A construct anchored
in fracture, one that
can be entered—
one that activates space
and saddles the observer
with names made nameless.
There is no getting
away from this—
limb by limb
it mutilates all
we do. Saying “I do”
to “I do”
begins the work of
understanding, but with hands
extended, where to take
hold, where to let go?