Not This / Not That

A supposedly burdenless list
to map it all neatly
like you have forever
to balance meticulous detail
like you have forever
to forget treachery
upgrade / like an idiot

Back to the old harbour
ships at anchor
massive iron chains

A stupid naivety
wakes you in darkness

Remember the mid tide
birds and smooth water
Only this / nothing else

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passing sun over hills
damp air, quiet
a sticky cocoon
holds down limbs
gentle thoughts
stuff wakes up
the grass
       tree trunks
the lake
stops snoring
       breaks open the cloak
glance over her face

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