hibernation

artist: anna gaskell, wonder, 1997
artist: anna gaskell, wonder, 1997

There are men who walk through the Redwoods
wearing slip-on shoes
in case they need to fly to Bermuda –
ready to visit their offshore accounts.
Behind glass walls, business moves
from one meeting to another.
The light shines like butter;
the cold air saturated with potential.
My thoughts hover on concepts of pace
[intersections and revolution].
Do you remember asking me
if I liked the style of dress or
how the dress fits the body?
Nostalgia has its own logistics.
If you cut my tongue,
I will still confess
I saw a deer sleeping
inside the Transbay Tube.

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