Poems in Isolation

#One
Postpone the thought of a handshake 
Or a hug 
Forget the future for a moment 
Actively narrow the horizon 
From a line to a dot 
A full stop 
That begins 
and ends 
only 
today. 


Let the sun set 
May it rise tomorrow
Hope for much 
Expect less 
Need other things 
Things nearer to you 
Eat only what is here 
Love everyone that’s not 
Love and let love a lot. 
#Two
The single biggest 
Lip sealed, censored 
Soundless 
Unspoken 
Forbidden 
All consuming
All or 
Something and nothing 
Invisible 
Inexistent


When does an unspoken truth become a secret 
When does a kept secret become guilty 


Held forever 
Like a breath 
#Three
What good does it do
If we build a tree 
In the middle of a town 
Surrounded by traffic, noise and fumes 
Suffocated in sound 


Its roots 
poke and protrude the pipes under the ground 
Interrupting existing life 
Trying to live alongside 
All that is alive 


Is it still an act of love 
If it can barely breath 
If it might not grow 
If it isn’t chosen 


To flourish and thrive
All green earth 
Who am I to plant it here 
In this dirt 
To decide 
#Four
Waiting is the game with you 
Whether you will or won’t 


You would’ve said if I had waited 


My impatience impaled your intent 


Your cautiousness is never cruelty but it cuts the same 


A will is just words without deed 

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