no. 105


when the universe was building its frame

knotting its warp, choosing its weft

amongst the threads i imagine

there were two, side by side

it split them apart, chuckling

these ones are too similar for the same path

and so they were placed in different piles


but somehow

while the universe was busy weaving

fate entered with its whimsy

the two threads were so long, variegated

these are compatible,  said fate, and twined them

foiling the universe’s plans to keep them parallel

they twisted and turned, and finally crossed


the universe did not notice

so that silken weave remained uninterrupted

even as the meeting of those errant threads charged an explosion

which rendered the cloth more intricately, infinitely beautiful

the stealthy secret that fate planted came to fruition

when we met on that preordained day and time

and became friends forever

(written 11 june 2018)

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when writing, i am at my most preoccupied with the intricate workings of the world.

4 thoughts on “no. 105”

    1. you are too sweet, johnny. but please don’t be envious…i’m writing poetry in my own little vacuum, and the use of such devices is purely coincidental, pure luck. i’m truly lucky to have someone like you who can boost my ego and provide such flattering insights! ❤

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      1. I know your life has been a mess, but I can’t help but miss your publishings. I’m pondering going back and checking compositions I’ve missed, but commenting on them might feel disconnected or spike feelings in you that aren’t desirable.
        In sum, I just miss reading you. Your poetry is truly, truly unique. And I’ve read so many authors throughout my years, I can’t help but think you are a gem of self-discovery sprouting something uniquely beautiful.

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      2. a beautiful mess, as most lives are, no doubt! please do go back and read my other poems if you so desire–i would welcome any comments you have, any thoughts that come to mind.
        i, too, miss writing. but not to worry, i will be here as often as possible. in fact, you have reminded me that i should post something, so i took time today.

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