Working Around the Void

It’s been quite a long time since I’ve whittled away at my brain toward a poem…  I’m not sure that’s what this is, but it’s fresh effort:

Working Around the Void

How can we have

such clear impressions

of what is not?






maybe God,

Santa Claus,

or meaning.



lacking evidence,



I believe I dream

and vice-versa,

as a doubt-drenched thinker


As long as we’re using language

for these –

what is our perception of love?



Is it?



Between appear and disappear.

Articulate desire.


6 thoughts on “Working Around the Void

  1. JLA

    So much loveliness here, conceptually and as articulated.

    Called to mind the fact that silence can be deafening (not sure nothing can be something or absence sometimes present (perhaps spiritually though not *biblically*!), etc., nonetheless – )…what is not may still be keenly experienced. Impressions are surely fascinating (instinct? comprehension? feeling? d. all of the above?).

    Glad you found time-space for word play!

"A word is a bridge thrown between myself and an other - a territory shared by both" - M. Bakhtin

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