Jul 18, 2021 • 1M

Dispatch #15

Without a Thought

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Joseph Massey
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Without a Thought

"The eternity of things astonishes a brief duration."
—George Oppen

next door a television
mumbles into dusk
gathering night


following the breath
night flows through
the form of the room


the morning of the last day
—stripes of light fall
across an unmade bed


in the corner
of the room


the wind
will untangle

the pond
from the sky


web stretched
between shrubs

snares wind
siphoning sun


when the rain reminds you
you’re alive
before it begins to fall


but for a moth
caught in the lampshade