Tuesday, February 27, 2024


Everyone wants 
their own 
sudden epiphany,

but often, 
what's required first 

is something more like 
a revelation 
in reverse. 

That is: not 
in a flash, 
but something more

like a dirge, 
some judgement 
or conviction 

about which we 
used to be so sure 

gradually loses all its 
upward momentum 

and lazily, 
inexorably falls 
back to Earth;

like a very nearly- 
grand slam crack

that drops 
an inch before 
the centerfield wall, 

some suspicion 
or assumption 

that we used to call 
a fact

gets softened 
and lightened into 
just another fiction  

before it can 
smother us all.