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Impossible



It is impossible to love the same person twice.
Or once.  The same person is impossible.
Like the river.  You can step toward someone, on them.
Use your long lunging legs to trip them.  Or your
feeble fleshy fingers to fill their shallow pockets
with heavy ballast and then point them at the water.
Love plunges mind between two rank banks.
Swept downhill, seaward, there is plenty of time
to count the silhouettes of arborescent markers.
How did I acquire so many cold iron spheres?
It is impossible to say "I will see you here again."
A thought is as real a thing as a cannonball.



*first and last lines by Joseph Joubert

All poems are written and copyrighted by Michael C. Rush.
None may be republished or repurposed without permission.