the stream

today I decided that
tension
is an about word
as opposed to an alive word

alive words come in a stream
ink on the page.
about words come from the left,
chosen and chewed.

I suppose it’s unfair to just cast you out,
tension
I’m sure you’re perfectly alive someplace.

But like looking for ghosts,
this work is an exercise
in seeing without looking

picking up the stream

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