Not-Measured Now

crotchety pain! / needling yourself into the way things go 
and bossy mind always gabbling / tripping carefree feet
 give up ! / not wanted here

but longing / where / deep bucket / do you wait?

I am trying 
to feel

body / strung along the spine 
arms and legs extending into space
tethered / but stretching out / over-reaching 
until in one moment

I hear 
leaves shiffle and sigh 
bark bleed sugar / an insect pause to decide
a homely web / wait

in this not measured now 
want yawns a wider gape 

my self / many selves 
apart / together
separate / not alone

Poem and Image by Jo Mariner