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The Interpreter of Signs



We keep finding new ways to communicate,
but nothing new to say.
We say one thing in as many ways as we can.
We are a single syllable of life's long locution.
We live to translate, but from what to what?
We must employ the services of the Interpreter of Signs.
We struggle to make narrative of incoherence.
We owe everything to the principle of association.
We are better at letting go than holding on.
We treasure what we measure with love.
We are most comfortable with the eradicable.
We place our hopes in an empty grave.
We have no obligation to ghosts.
We are advised to embrace only the feasible.
We have reached an agreement.
We always come to a new place never imagining
what we will endure there.
We ascend to abscond.
We take from the continuous roll of life
scenes.

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