The Rise of Negation

your memories like cells / these

imperfect combinations continue
dividing and multiplying in the

swelter today / yes / sometimes

unable to manage self-control
you lie or change the topic / basil

and honeysuckle in the kitchen

smell indistinguishable / yet you
can’t ignore the yelling just

outside your window / recall

your carefree childhood / must
believe in a soaking russet half




Image credit:  Wonderlane, under license CC 2.0

Kevin McLellan
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