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Poem from Microscope Man

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Poem from Microscope Man




It could also be a return to something simple, 
a world of closed loops 
where kinks and corners weren't invented, 
where animals mixed and organelles 
slipped through each other, 
eating inside each other 
within impossible rooms of gelatin.

Out here, we hold the line 
cold and fast. We lock and crimp sharp.
The circle is only an ideal we can't match. 
The thought comes up 
from the tube of body and brain.

And I want to make vows. 
Promises give bones to my ameboid nature, 
freeze me into a shape. Keep time from 
spreading me. 

I can imagine leaning back 
into someone I can trust, 
someone loyal. I would vow first, 
pledge allegiance, then 
assume it would forever be 
the same and equal, a stasis. 

Days would pass and pass, 
morning first judgements, 
afternoon fulfillments, 
evening muddled driftings 
and slow, graceful nights.


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  1. Date: 5/1/2013 12:34:00 PM

    Beautiful. Enjoyed. I know exactly how you feel love, JuliMichelle