I am not prepared for the inverse of this.
if everything always brings with it its opposite,
every time something happens, one can ask
“what if it hadn’t?”
xxxx and still be relevant
how dangerous a logic we’ve made
proof is what happens afterward, to show us
the during was true. we had to find a way
to promise what we are doing is worthwhile
so we decided to imprint the now
for later, after
perhaps we cannot be trusted to remember.
perhaps we know that a new dream is a correction
of the old one, no matter what we mean to feel.
so you walk the street two minutes too late,
and so you live, or miss your old lover, or your new one,
xxxx in pursuit of ourselves, we can meet another us
and so on.
xxxxxxxx then, one day, a sad woman enters you and clears
xxxxxxxx your desk. xxxx says, “I am the new”
and what do you say to such a gentle intrusion?
so sure of itself?
you’ll think someone else organized it.
you’ll think it must be yours.