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my doubt [j.h.]

January 4, 2016

i wake, doubt, beside you,
like a curtain half-open.

i dress doubting,
like a cup
undecided if it has been dropped.

i eat doubting,
work doubting,
go out to a dubious cafe with skeptical friends.

i go to sleep doubting myself,
as a herd of goats
sleep in a suddenly gone-quiet truck.

i dream you, doubt,
nightly –
for what is the meaning of dreaming
if not that all we are while inside it
is transient, amorphous, in question?

left hand and right hand,
doubt, you are in me,
throwing a basketball, guiding my knife and my fork.
left knee and right knee,
we run for a bus,
for a meeting that surely will end before we arrive.

i would like
to grow content in you, doubt,
as a double-hung window
settles obedient into its hidden pulleys and ropes.

i doubt i can do so:
your own counterweight governs my nights and my days.

as the knob of hung lead holds steady
the open mouth of a window,
you hold me,
my kneeling before you resistant, stubborn,
offering these furious praises
i can’t help but doubt you will ever be able to hear.


de vară

August 21, 2015


May 17, 2015

feeling presently in suspense. or, to put it in a more cliched way: my life has been on hold for some time. but it’s soon about to change.

later edit [june 24]: how right i was and i hadn’t even known it. it took less than two weeks.


2015 etc.

January 19, 2015

i’m slipping away.


just fine

November 24, 2014

i’m so tired of wasting my time,
being worried, ill, and unkind.
if i could stop my panic,
abandon my troubles,
let go of my doubts
maybe then i’d be just fine.

i’m so busy thinking about tomorrow,
i’m forgetting today.
stuck swimming through molasses,
caught watching life as it passes,
letting time blow away.

wishing for good days
wishing for happy ones
wishing for good days
wishing for happy ones