being: close

even though someone else having
experienced just this is impossible,
it’s hard to keep this knowledge
at the foreground of every moment

and every moment is only remembered
as a way to segment the whole

so memories are only photographs
but don’t let the fact that they’re not real
make them appear any less impressive

being: motion

see, these things can be useful.
so GO with it. be afraid but don’t write about it so much.
let yourself see it in the exhausted trees,
who cannot enjoy the moment
and know the end is coming soon …
they’re over the hump, cresting the solstice, etc.

they’d like some more water – maybe?
but their green has lots and lots of food

how thick are those trunks really