Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Next Installment in the Continuing Poem Series About the Fall of 2005

October 18, 2005
I’ve been thinking a lot

about space and time and freedom
desire and domesticity and duty
geography and authenticity and self

about the state of affairs with Bill’s work
and the dealing we continue to do with it
Which we discussed well over dinner on Friday

about the difference between
being attuned to the unique nature of your own experience
and being self-absorbed

Thoughts that occupy my brain
can sometimes blind me to the world
which is alright since they need to be thought sometime

but I don’t want to miss the closed-up tiny yellow and orange tulips
the man lifting the small girl up onto his shoulders
the smell of sweet onions and garlic browning in butter and olive oil

image source is here

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