Sunday, June 4, 2017

We Were Willing (Day 137)


Photo courtesy Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

Can we redream our-
selves    hybridize 
our opposite 
   attractions  strong emotions 
we were willing 
once—
but now 
the poles are shifting
compass points
   great pendulums
are swinging  
while we 
sleep   wake   work 
    make  
       appointments   art    love 
everyone is busy 
   knowing what 
everyone else is busy 
   feeling  thinking  saying
all the time   nothing 
is reserved or spared   
  opinions   stories   images
are shared
  without discretion  
we weren't made for this  
  a captive audience
    who never chose
our shows
    nor bought our tickets 
yet what cost 
we pay
we pay
and no one ever asks 
permission


(c) 2017, by Hannah Six