A Forgotten Conversation We Must Have Had
Mostly meaning is a place-setting of words
while weighty matters occur around
the event of cobbling together a sentence to explain.
(When nothing touches or feels.)
Then we parse back to genesis, congratulate ourselves,
sleuths discovering that need. A poem, a book,
the way a table is slanted to the door just so, just so.
And the wave rises again because all waves are forgotten
once they reach the shivering beach. Only the pebbles
and sand retain a fading memory of having been
at a place and at a time. (For a while, no more than that.)