Hexagonal Variations on a Circular Thought part 2 – The Consideration

II  THE CONSIDERATION

This now hasn’t happened, yet

the memories are fading.

 

Consider the fluidity,

the ebb & flow of

time/memories, interwoven,

if you pull at one the other falls &

though the linear concept of time carries no weight in my mind,

the persistence of memory burns its images into a history

that’s left wanting to conform with a calendar &

forced to comply with the old man’s calculations.


Published in The Frequency of God, Close-Up Books, December 2017

Hexagonal Variations on a Circular Thought part 1 – Introduction

I Introduction

I woke from a sweet sleep to find an old man waiting in my reflection,

checking his watch & making calculations in his ledger.

But I could only laugh as the hours washed the days away,

& I turned off the light rather than write to my father,

or stare further into the reflection of what is or what might be.

 

I know I have to go back to where the child is held,

prepare to fight, or worse,

confront the ordinary.

What if my whispers give no screams?

What if my screams give way to silence?

Then, what am I now?


Published in The Frequency of God, Close-Up Books, December 2017