Joshua Ware I Believe in Everything

Twilights hide behind one another

in endless succession, until a continuous string of twilights

extends beyond a theoretical horizon

For life to enter a poem makes a poem worth reading

but for a poem to enter life means

pronouns transform from pro-form to flesh

in ways we can never imagine. There is a train

an idea of a train, and the shape of a train

all of them travelling along flat-bottom rails

into and out of middle America

while cityscapes and landforms dissolve around us

A poem is not their disappearance

but a second-life saturated with the ether of the real

always present as an invisible aura

and the imaginary weather surrounding you


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