Not I, says the I-word

How far does the knuckle need
how distant is my

ear from the parrot’s ruin    how
true is the lure

of wonder from the point where
the forest departs

& asks, “are you the stare or the
gaze of my ask?”

Not I, says the I-word
becoming is
begetting the I     the

Naught is the beginning
of sorrow     the fire is
the anvil’s companion

Even before the sense of
word began     Not I, says
the word-I/becoming/begetting

The consonant is not-I     not
weary of the verb’s inaction
as becoming/begetting     not-I

4 comments on “Not I, says the I-word

  1. I love your word play and the rhythm– smartly done as always! thought provoking

  2. kenza says:

    Oh that parrot that does not stop rhyming! Thank you for this. Kenza.

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