Wednesday, November 7, 2007

the coffee table hits right on the shins

my house is still unfamiliar enough
that i sometimes miss the last
down the
on the carpet all arms and knees,
just enough impact to get an

but it reminds me
of how impermanent i have been
flicking around
waiting to take root somewhere.

i think i'm trying to root here, but
off-putting, the newness of
it all, the jarring realization

that this is nowhere near home
nowhere near.
surroundings i know in the dark
are far from me now.

in this house i stumble
in every room, waiting
to learn it.
to be sure i won't be leaving
too soon for the knowledge
to matter.

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