Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Going back

Going back, I find myself walking backwards to the sea
mixing fact and fiction, stirring tears in tea
going back, I dream of potential lives
various definitions of normalcy:

a radio playing a midnight love poem-
music to replace shrieks,
 stories about dancing bunnies
instead of departures for a child's memory
a piece of orange melting in my mouth

 abstracts beget less blossom in using the right verb
 even the church's bell isn't shy from chiming at mid-day
 I count family members and pray in silence
 use verbs like reduce, to tie my blessings together

that I have language,
 that I breath,
that I have stories
 but I know nothing is normal
and I know the verb return
 is a synonym for stay.

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