When forehead bears weight
Time fails to unburden,
It is the heart that needs sedating.
Eyes, witnesses of history, know more
The struggle to forget. Why look?
Days are luckier. They die.
Resurrect amnesiac; live on in serenity or wonder
Where wreckage spilled from.
It is easier to sew yourself up if you forget
How you tore. But you must know, or die
Chasing after fading suns at Atlantic’s core
Grieve lasts too long it replaces
Reality once lived
Life is never good enough,
There is no good time to host death
Life bears, if one for everyone, fruit, edible
I arched my brows, asked
The ugly why they answers their name
I struck an arrow in logic’s implanted eyes,
Found threshold of choices
Faces bear same burden of plateaus,
We select a handful,
Rechristen them pageants,
Make them moons, banish
Leftovers into dungeons
To think about why they are what they are
As though they could choose to be moons
A thought, possibility.
A reverie unravels
When limbs barge out of a lump
As the mystery of reality
Takes form in a sanctuary.
An experimental inference,
Bearer of secrets that make
Sings the best of songs:
Let’s imagine for a second that the robin
is not a contained entity moving at speed
through space, but that it is a living change,
unmaking and remaking itself over and over
by sheer unconscious will, and that
if we were to slow down the film enough
we would see a flying ball of chaos,
flicking particles like Othello counters,
air turning to beak in front just as tail transforms to air behind,
a living being flinging its changes at a still universe.
This would require infinite alignments. Each molecule
privy to the code of its possible settings,
the capacity of a blade of grass to become
the shadow of a falling apple by pure force
of the tree’s instinct. Every speck of world with the potential
to become stone, dog’s breath, light twisted through glass,
filth under fingernails, the skin’s bend at the bullet’s
nudge the moment before impact,
the thought of a robin in flight,
the thought of the thought of a robin in flight.