Knots

knot

Knots

Who you are not seldom rises
beyond midnight’s

sum: one strand thrown over
another, looped through

and pulled taut, achieving
tension and a sour taste

at the back of your throat.
Everyone believes this

doesn’t bleed. I lock the
windows, draw the shades,

twist the cord. Even distracted,
nothing comes undone.

modern light MGD©

“Knots” first appeared here in June 2016. It is not included in my forthcoming collection, From Every Moment a Second, available for preorder here.

39 thoughts on “Knots

  1. This calls to mind those moments when carefully suppressed bits of self-knowledge come floating to the surface. There’s a sense of relief that the strain has let up for a moment, but sadness usually follows.

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