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reflections on belonging

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Photo from the personal archive
but still I yearn to see
some providence for the sick, some thing
that shines inside more brightly than the light,
negating the heavily breathing I –
are you ready for eternity?

Photo by Dainius Dirgėla
the body remembers it all the books that ruin your life
when they are beset by agents of darkness bed bugs
what kind of an idiot watches a portal open up in his eyes
cold matter breathing darkness the landlady becoming
military police i rip all of my books into shreds
and i glue my own book from these

Photo by Lina Valionienė
If you have dirty fingers
and run them a couple of times
over the keyboard
with all your heart
how will you tell
the third time
which ones are black
and which ones are white

Photo by Dainius Dirgėla
...oh that saving intoxication i take a running start and jump off a mound and fly into the hedge of herons and they meet me with tender nips...

Photo from the personal archives
hot-air balloons
take fire and
rise from the earth
so easily

Photo by Remis Ščerbauskas
Homes fill with vases sputtering marigold orange
As days grow shorter, there is nothing to be done –
The young men sing, titmice twitter over graves
And the shells of urns fill up with your friends

Photo by Laura Vansevičienė
I’ve been learning how to be human from the rain
from the southern wind
and from the fog
that beautiful fog
in the grasses along the shore

Photo by Monika Stankaitytė
so what’s the worry? impossible, i say
time does not think about that.
the river flows under your bridge,
the police are almost on vacation,
god rides a spaceship from mars.

Photo by Dainius Dirgėla
Descartes and I did not exactly chime,
but loved ones denied me many times
like some proof insufficient for belief.

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