"I Live Here" - John Wares



"I Live Here" - John Wares

If you watched the news today you know
being human got more complicated
being complicated got more human
But I live now, I live here.
Places, things, every wondrous being
is a repeated encounter.

I sit and wonder the cost of my spot, 
an oak, an autumn poplar, 
a wooden deck, a cushion.
Sometimes old barred owl,
sometimes north wind
So much yet to do between
now and then

I sit on a simple bag of seeds
If one were placed
no corporate tag or creed
in a random design of
motel rooms
how the stars would multiply:
this I hypothesize.

(photo by Michelle Castleberry, July 2014)

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