Poems from Travel Journal 2015

CONTRADICTORY

I’m trying to write about spaces
so difficult to distinguish
and encapsulate in words
just when in all my languages
words are slithering and absconding
pushing each other forward
in the wrong order
sending me to a thesaurus
where none of the exactitudes
properly fit.

Space is what I read,
but how can I recreate
a room or a sky
its power to expand
contract take off the lid
or remodel the walls
of the space inside me, Continue reading