From BECAUSE WE MUST by Ben Kopel...



A MAP IS A PLACE IS A THING

We all recognize the need
to alter the ending.

We can and we will

even when we won't

let it become. We have no name.
Naming alone is understanding.

We have no idea. No book of legends.
No land. No map. We bracket sections,

combining longer and shorter lines.
We are left with what accounts for leaving.

We live the way we live.
The world changes us.


***


THERE IS NO THERE THERE

I just work here.

Thick with hope

my mind is shut
and right and

always naming streets
after the people I love.

::

I hope. What is hope.

Hope is how I assassin

past drunken stadia
unshot by the sky.

Dumb from song.
Missing everybody.







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