Robin Blaser

the opposite of meaning is not
meaninglessness, what do these big
words mean in the panic, well,
panic means heart    before we had
formed this, it was Pan, my dear,
and tufts of plants    before we had
planned or kissed it, before
we had dreamed the leaves and
historical consequences, before the
painted ocean and storms, before
the water everywhere, drunken and
sunned, stopped us, before the
rock of our spirit, before doorsteps
and fountains and fragments, before
cats and dogs and cities, the
endless footsteps, before sweetness
and mountains, before paradise
and walled gardens, before
streets and manufacture, cars
and desire, after stars and
constellations are probable, we
found it

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