Monday, April 2, 2018


It is the weight
of the moment
I fear. The wait
of everything suspended
in the air, the breath
caught, the body
tense. Intention
is no replacement
for a well-executed plan.

Make ready your hands,
prepare yourself
for all that heavy lifting,
heart breaking
labour, back
breaking doubt,
the two-fisted reach—
the question of who
you are, the pressure
of your skin.