Posted by: Ron DuBour | February 2, 2015

Those Coincidences~by Ben Walnicki


 

 

Those Coincidences

Pack a bowl
Toss two green tea bags
Into my Lee Est. 1763 mug
Set the scorching kettle
Onto the rug
Iron out the wrinkles.

Am I
A permanent refuge?
Are you
A permanent refugee?

At the gym
Watching the built-in elliptical television
Chicago vs. Nets live feed
Garnett slaps his head
The teleprompter reads:
Look at all that sweat!
Half a second after
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
sing about sweat into my ear
It takes my conscious reflections
To bring them together
It’s brazen to overlook dimensions.

Am I
A permanent refuge?
Are you
A permanent refugee?

I think about you
The next day
Someone’s lips drop
Your name, so my question:
Are we engines of thought
Or driven to cast into a vast ocean?

Am I
A permanent refuge?
Are you
A permanent refugee?


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