Sometimes I feel all drama: my ears ring and there’s a weird pressure in my head like everything’s imploding. What have I done? How can it be that I’ll be alone forever? But then my ears pop like I’m going down the other side of a mountain and I’m OK again. My eyes cry because it’s hot and I have allergies. This must not be underestimated. And maybe, you know, I miss the dream, but that’s all it was. We can go through the list again, one by one.
by Jacek Gutorow
The problem with boundaries: in the blink of an eye a dozen crows
lose their individuality and become a flock. Same as now:
frayed seconds disappear into quarters
that transfer their worth into the afternoon’s account.
Time flows but space isn’t any worse:
the flock of crows cuts the sky diagonally.
It’s as if a new continent were emerging
to greet halfway the nascent cartographers
and their dreams. Sooner or later the flock will break up
into birds. The sea will crumble into waves.
The waves into drops. A delicate afternoon will be calculable
like harvested grain. The room will resemble
a clock without hands.