Monday, January 31, 2022


For almost as long 
as the world 
has been turning, 

we too 
have been doing our best 
to keep busy—

on narrowing the parentheses 
surrounding our doubts

and diligently screwing 
our faces up 
toward heaven—

not with the intent 
to discern 
if it's up there, 

but rather, 
to repeat 
(all the better to memorize—

first master, 
then internalize, 
then make automatic)

the mechanic of our looking, 
so we don't have to 
try anymore.