Saturday, February 20, 2016

unsetting a precedent

is a long slow thankless
arduation, with frequent setbacks
a gaggle of blank stares
in polite conversation
a storm of acrimony
in real engagement
a series of minuscule changes
when finally in motion
liable to halt constantly
and reference the inchtape
as a measurement of progress
I can spend forever
climbing out of the box
but my forever is already spent
and I steadily lose hope
of the box dissolving
in my lifetime

*pic is a sculpture at Doha airport

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