From the collection published in 2022, Writing Notebook 2021.
Definitive Conditional Obstruction
it has put on a lot of weight
it is poking out of the margins.
Is that all right?
I’m not sure.
There are arguments on either side
that at the same time
occupy a middle ground.
Will I be here this afternoon?
It’s hard to say. Call first.
Do I want to
take a look at it?
under no circumstances
I am sure.
2 thoughts on “Definitive Conditional Obstruction”
I like the way all of the questions and the tone of indecision create a strong sense of the character of the narrator.
Thank you. I am struck by how often people will start off sounding decisive and then…
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