If Not by Smokestack
June 19, 2014
Jun 19, 2014
A girl may not be meant to think
of her mouth as a smokestack
but insists are you sure we’re still
moving has a feeling
and that feeling chuffs like a train
until delay, when sorry opens
panoramic in her body as opens up
this track first to hauling freight.
Now calls for a telling, meaning
why did she lift the cup
there at that moment and then
set it down in that way,
or does it mean what train
was she waiting on when,
or more likely yes it’s been a long time
since smokestacks, etc. She lifts
the cup or sets it down,
still nothing goes.
Still turns the train to platform.
What starts with a mouth
and a girl thinking smokestack
won’t stay put. When we say about
the cup we’re never sure
it could mean we’re waiting
to be a part of something
moving. If not by smokestack then
to be made a girl, to be made
to fashion something
about mouths or locomotives
more accurately is a way,
if old, of going forward. If
for chuff. If to make seeable
how this heading somewhere used to go.
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June 19, 2014