in the darkness early morning
stuff to do; stuff to do

the only enlightenment
possible in this place

comes in a 40, 60,
100 watt globe

West
it is yesterday

East
it is tomorrow

those two days at that extremity
just an arbitrary hair’s-breadth apart

breathe
breathe

if I were not just a human being
but a god
I could suck all the world’s air
into my lungs, breathe it
back out — no one
being the wiser

human enlightenment in this place
as I did say: coming in
40, 60, 100 watt quantums

just you
and me here reader
in our happy, bad, indifferent entanglements

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