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the sum & total of one

Posted to Action Poetry




i speak words but each word
is just another word for one,
the letters i form on sheets
of white paper in black ink are
the letters o-n-e, when i watch
television & a man calls out
after a woman the phrase he
uses is a derivitive of one,
the trees that greet me upon
the gradual glow of morning
are oaks, elms, poplars but
they are not different trees,
instead the roots & bark of one
these wired thoughts contain
then overflow, in a static of
rememberance like a morph
of polyglot images, that upon
translation become the sum
& total of one, one, one, one


--markk