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