Saturday, January 24, 2009

beginning with someone else

"who breaks the thread, the one who pulls,
the one who holds on?"
- James Richardson

we both break it - pull
so hard it snaps and recoils,
us with the suddenly slack ends
left grasping only a piece,
of many things and beginning
of none
so i drop that cord, leave it
like the gutter refuse it is
and walk on, kicking
at cracks in the sidewalk
i can't ever believe i
thought of telling you even half
of what you know of me,
which is still
hardly the tip
of the iceburg

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