As If

Watch as a woman offers her forgiveness
and meet your friends with compassionate care
and recall the recurrent current of counter cycles
and meet your time with a beggar's yearning
and when you get home ask of yourself

as if standing stranded ankle deep in the sand
as if flight bomber formations form overhead
as if eye meets I with extreme vacancy
as if distant winds impose a makeshift return
as if yesterday reveals a possessed casualty
as if andy warhol plays rachmaninoff

the first question being Who?
a certain amount of expanding and contracting eternal tendencies pointing towards a particular historical terrestial flutter

the second being What?
a subjective self-referential bit of universal separateness

and the third being Where?
rise in the morning and return in the night.


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