Yang Chu's Poem 86 by Duane Locke

Most of my long existence
Has been dislocations.

So now nearing the end
Of my existence

And resistance to dislocations
I seek a location,

But only location I can find
Worthwhile is writing words.

When I write words I locate
Myself in a linguistic reality.

But when I write words,
I don't feel I am doing the writing.

The writing is done by things,
Mosses quivering on oaks,

By colors from insects, gold,
Blue from Oncometopia orbona.

When my writing is written,
I am in a location, otherwise

I'm in an illusion, a lie, a hell.

 2008 - Lock

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