why i am here : why you are there
An introduction is never enough
After I said 'I am..'
glances and reactions have taken over
and the mind races
the I continues to change facing anyone
of significant weight
and the introduction is never complete.
In anticipation of this I dream a dream
and I speak only in poetry
my mind phrases these lines
as you sit silently, absorbing.
instead of a fact, I offer an abstraction
beginning with a question mark.
So I would like to sit and listen
for a change and perhaps who I am
can become and answer instead
and in my dream you pour forth
answers to my question 'Why are you here?'
Willingly, because my question invokes trust.
but this dream is equal to any million reveries
happened, happening, yet to happen
all or few waiting to be in some manner
not better or worse, not real or imagined -
ideas have no intrinsic sense of time or power;
all we think and dream is trapped in human infinity
So I would like to stand and speak
in negotiable currency and perhaps who you are
will be affected quite enough
in reality for me to continue
my exhortations at your invitation 'What is your name?'
simply because your nature is curious
In fear of that, I plan a plan
and schedule and agenda.
Your desires ask for this order
as I stand proclaiming loudly
In place of confusing depth, I offer a sound bite
declaring my place in your life.
An intro to that would be quite sufficient
once you have seen what you are
the details and blank must be
carefully filled in
because we are merely who we are
and no fiddling will change that
the destiny will be as fate has described.