[becoming] a poem in 5 acts

i.

she doesn’t know
if she can go on
becoming every day
she does know she’ll
go on

ii.

she says,
it’s been a week
since she’s played
with her
internal organs

iii.

question;
will she ever stop reading vitals?
working-over poems?
scratching out a perpetual
presence on paper, in passing?

iv.

nonsense!
to whoever’s eating this
reductionary, binary poem;
you must read the notes
[*perpetual presence means alive]

v.

ah, she’s throwing stuff around now
& letting it land right here
at the better end, because she can,
because she’ll never let her being become
one un-becoming

::

for Real Toads

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18 thoughts on “[becoming] a poem in 5 acts

    1. My morning run was without my usual music, so of course music was swirling through my head 🙂🏃‍♀️Didn’t really manifest itself in this poem, but it is whatever

  1. The voice is so unsympathetic to the woman in her travails, yet serves to highlight the internal battle of the poet so very well. Such an innovative piece, Angie.

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