How May We Fray
POETRY FORMAT, 23 Oct 2017
24 Oct 2017 – In celebration of Johan Galtung’s birthday that happens to be also the author’s.
spinning even at the halt: loops,
long aimless stretches sometimes taut:
craft in turning kinks to knots
they became our resting places
the way a cluster of rocks along a path
might lend formality and art to wandering
fingers link or lace,
small motion soft – why
we do neglect, forget
comes home to heart
it’s all invisible
whatever height we choose,
the woof and warp,
left to right we read
each other, front to back
at the museums, the cafes,
but on the road
are pauses, rhymes,
and always near –
that’s what I meant:
watch how the mists leap and twirl,
the strands of water fly and bend
to beat or brighten us
how may we fray
Dr. Emanuel E. Garcia is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment, an American poet, novelist and physician who now resides in New Zealand. He may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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