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JoelJosol
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We, Again

 

Every year,

the week going to this day,

before the vernal equinox,

we begin a transformation,

to be broken up into you and I.

 

Our orientations change,

shifting our North poles

to repel each other,

shaking the certainty

of our resolve.

 

We become fierce animals

marking our space,

howling at our loudest,

exposing our fangs,

the spoils before us.

 

Tomorrow,

our lacerated self-respect

will awaken us,

vowing again to rebuild ourselves,

to become we.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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goldenlangur

Hi JoelJosol,

 

A fascinating look at how change is perceived. I like the way you relate this to the natural phenomenon of the "vernal equinox, the cardinal directions, the north being the firmament, grounding it all.

 

This is quite thought provoking:

 

JoelJosol wrote:

 

Tomorrow,

our lacerated self-respect

will awaken us,

vowing again to rebuild ourselves,

to become we.

 

 

 

goldenlangur

goldenlangur

 

 

Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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Aleksandra

JoelJosol wrote:

 

Tomorrow,

our lacerated self-respect

will awaken us,

vowing again to rebuild ourselves,

to become we.

 

Wow Joel I can relate with GL comment. The last part speaks a lot for all poem.

Very well written

 

ALeksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

History of Macedonia

 

 

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Thank you, GL and Sandra, for your feedback and appreciation.

 

I will post a revision to improve some lines in the workshop forum.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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