Go back

IF POSSIBLE

go off road while
you're alone in this
otherwise dark din of culture

Many times empty and deceptive

Threshold you dream about
but don't notice as it enlarges
the magnitude of what
you can't recall

Prepare a table for endless clues

Relinquish content
cutting deeper and deeper
to say its emotional truth
struggles in vain to escape

Even losing you
is love in third person
for its poignant details

Feels like resistance
breaks down and admits
secrets after study
of private communication

Wherever you find a wall
surprised by landscapes fully alert

two cities, two rivers
that become one

desire running from its source
to the sound of voices
outside history

passing judgment as
the clouds are parting
as you read about why they're not