chalk circles

most of the words you have heard and doubted, many do not exist.

they all contain the notion of a shift, of that change so frequently mentioned (how can i escape these wretched words?) and adored, a change that is needed not inwardly but outwardly. i do not feel the need to use it, but the word feels the need to use me, to parallel and justify my current existence (one of changing addresses, cities, socialities). i am the pathetic fallacy of these words; i provide a glowering sky to backdrop the word’s potency.

so, on progression: one cannot speak of the movement without talking of the beginning and the end. there is an enclosure within the singularity of the word, a limitless enclosure. the sky extends forever, but i cannot see all of it, all the time. poems are indeed enclosures around the limitlessly wordless, chalk circles of designation and drawn by the sole ambition of he who holds the chalk, the writer.

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2 Responses to “chalk circles”

  1. “most of the words you have heard and doubted, many do not exist.”

    “poems are indeed enclosures around the limitlessly wordless, chalk circles of designation and drawn by the sole ambition of he who holds the chalk, the writer.”

    well put

  2. I was routed here via a poetry subsection, but this piece caught me. I feel many the same things. It is good to read others that express this way.

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