vi historicii

The procurement of distance    its wish
fulness beyond

a certain point    the very matter of its
being far    it

retains the fulcrum over an axial yearn
it is prefigured

before time became a known quantity    the
mouth of becoming

yielding again the very mass that thaws
its mummification

a historical moment    the gravity
of its opening

the tread of being when/where    the
stamp of its

becoming    the historical sense
the linkage of

thus with this    the picture of how
we came & will be

coming to terms with this wind
fall    this

treesome leaftip youthnib
coming to terms with this I

of point
& grief –

the fallout of a poem
its residual

warmth    its weight edging along the tip of
water       the edging of

a poem    its reliance on the luxury of
                 ice    the sip of

a poem    its machine of semblance &
                 catchalls    viewing wordspace

to remain in poemspace all
the time

to retain your stake in the human
ratio of reticence to

verse    the degree with which the pen
              stammers
              versus the hammer of pain & its
              resistance

The fattened acid of our age    crust of
the bellows of

hell    the plain turn of happening    this
loss of love

becoming receptive to the dry twigs of
making do with/out

2 comments on “vi historicii

  1. Lola Elvy says:

    “The procurement of distance”… I like this opening.

    I like the section “the fallout of a poem”; the lines here seem gentle, fluid. Especially “its residual / warmth its weight edging along the tip of / water”. Nice images here.

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