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mike bell poems poetry

Recent history is framed less by
what arose & more by a recall’s
re-set –
we plough up our fields
to reclaim an awestruck jewel –
de Montaigne’s fixin’ things too
firmly in memory trips us up &
summons mighty swear words –
We seek sleep on think-echoed
pillows –
they serve discomfort
& steal easy rest –
Nothing new
from constant inaction –
that dirt is forever encircled to
make your pearl –
a slow jewel
[long-buried –
not one dug up]