In particular, the thought breaks at the end of each sentence. How many hours of your life you spend thinking about another person (attracted.) I am losing myself in the description of. In particular, at the end of each prayer the sentence breaks. You think of what it is that attracts you to another person (distraction) and the thought barely in progress is intercepted. We break even through the map and collapse on an island somewhere between the two red points. Collectively.
Because the boy is sleeping I am the boy in the process and her violet perfume. We faded in the lighting. Did not care about my legs being warm under the table, instead, you, being the guest of honor, blush. Falling in love with her arms not around him, but the black tuxedo. When the situation ended, we went home, forgot about her violet perfume, me, being the boy not sleeping.
Sounding out words by sequence. Not to be thought of by, but rather reminded of. Our sufficiency. The distance requires effort beyond knowledge. To be far away is to be distracted / attracted. Expressing oneself in terms of sequence of emotions. Reminding oneself of the feelings. To be overwhelmed by the capabilities. To measure the exactness. To be holding it tightly against me.
What or where are we capsizing into. The mark on the belly indicates the amount of time available. We could be walking for hours and always end up in the same place, losing only time, and not direction. Facing the balcony of the house and looking up as if there were fireworks, but really an empty sky. If you position yourself to the left of the mark, you have several hours to spare. if you position yourself to the right of the mark, you have several hours to make up. To be loving someone is not just to be holding them close, but overwhelmed (distracted.) A sound forcing itself out of your body and into the air.
Lori Lubeski's chapbook,
attractions cf distractions,
excerpted here, was recently published in Berkeley as part of the e.g. series.