Thursday, January 19, 2017

Operative Adverb

Tiredness is interesting. It seems to bring
your aptitudes into the purposeful
protection of inertia. There’s a blur

to the gestalt of this mild coming to a halt:
perhaps a run-through of the last act
when protection won’t have meaning

and the leaning tower of you won’t fall
so much as merely cease to be. “Merely”
is the operative adverb: a word to hold.

Merely a matter of form.
Once you were warm,
now you are cold.


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