Is Tugging

At first I thought there was a missing “d” so strong was the tow of the next line and the speeding eye — an avoidance of where we find ourselves.

as if the thinking could bring me
where death is not an is
instead of where I found myself

I thought that the speaker was trying to negate the condition of death and hope himself to the place where death is not. But there is no accident. “where death is not an is” is not the condition of the dead speaker — he is where death is.

is not and is

Caught in the poetry of Brian Henry and the opening to his Quarantine. Mesmerized by the tension of being and not-being.

And so for day 320

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