Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Kay Ryan -

I am enamored with the poems of Kay Ryan.   She is a lovely woman with incredible intellect and unique ways of viewing and chewing her intake of the world.

Coming and Going

There is a
recently discovered
order, neither
sponges nor fishes,
which is never
at the mercy
of conditions.
If currents shift,
these fleshy zeppelins
can reverse directions
from inside -
their guts are
so easily modified.
Coming versus going
is therefore
not the crisis
it is for people,
who have to scramble
to keep anything
from showing
when we see
what we can't see
coming, going.

- Kay Ryan


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