I can imagine you everywhere.
I am on the sidewalk.
When did it stop raining.
I am asking you.
Anne never does anything.
Thru Anne all things are done.
Do you need a clothesline.
Anne will find you two well-distanced trees.
Anne will point to the dripping laundry.
With the most exquisite appreciation.
Taken with my own subjectivity.
Anne may turn to me because I’m next to her.
And say did you know cinnamon too is a tree.
Anne does not know she is Anne.
The world calls for true cinnamon.
It cannot be said they existed.
Why do you teach mind is mind.
To stop a baby from crying.
Once the crying has stopped what then.
BROOKE ELLSWORTH is the author of the forthcoming chapbook, Thrown (The New Megaphone). She has poems in or forthcoming from DIAGRAM, Artifice, Pinwheel, ILK, and Barn Owl Review, among others. She teaches at The New School.
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