Monday, August 11, 2008

Why You Do This

To take an interest in the time
it takes to summon rhyme –
to work a worthy cadence out –
to entertain your doubt

sufficiently to let it go –
induce poetic flow –
investigate the causes
and effects of pauses,

silences in some new scheme
partaking of a theme
devoid of any pretext
but with the force to vex

you into some new orbit
of air: to absorb it
until it is familiar –
abruptly cellular

as capillaries, organs, limbs –
biologies of hymns –
sentient bodily desires –
seduce the thing that sires

progeny that it can call
its own: to make it all
out of the sundry pieces
of your soul – releases



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