As Soon As The Words Start—Richard Geller

As Soon As The Words Start

As soon as the words start
Another story has begun

An inevitable
Byproduct of syntax

And because we
Mostly believe

The stories we’re telling
We can get trapped

Inside them
Bewitched

By them and our beliefs
So much so

That we fall asleep
For a time

Into a dream of differences—
A dream of them and us

Until at last we tire
Of the story

And as it crumbles
Perhaps a war ends

Our eyes
Start to flutter

We start to awaken
Again

from True Worldly Things by Richard Geller

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