the more things

though life’s lived wrongsideout,sameness chokes oneness
– E.E. Cummings, love’s function is to fabricate unknownness 



that we pile upon our piles
and while away with worry
and squander in our selfish pockets

the more strings attached
the more plans hatched
the more lines drawn
in shifting sands

the more we stare
at screens instead of smiles

the more we upsidedown
our treasures

the more things

the more we stay

NovPAD, day 8



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3 Responses to the more things

  1. Mandie Hines says:

    “the more lines drawn
    in shifting sands”

  2. ihatepoetry says:

    Such approachable and necessary wisdom here. Loved.

  3. Shawna says:

    Man, this is so good.

    These are my faves:
    “squander in our selfish pockets”
    “the more we upsidedown
    our treasures”

    Love that same/shame play at the end.

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