The Same Window

The Same Window short poem

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The wasp makes its inscrutable plans
multitasking
cleaning its wings with its hind feet

what must it think of the dirt stains
ghosts of rainwater
covering the outer window like hammer marks

all its parts, segmented, moving independent
while the air
before always a river continues to be a wall

in just that way we prepare ourselves
for the afterlife
unable to decipher the universe laid before our eyes

eventually the wasp pushes back, flies away
forgets the betrayal
finds something else to beat itself against

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a poet from Seattle Washington USA. His poetry has appeared in print in publications such as Bellowing Ark, Point Nopoint, and most recently in Contraposition magazine. When not writing poetry he is a Human Resources professional, a repentant glutton, and a novelist specializing in the weird-fiction genre.
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