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Mutability Canto

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I started sharing poetry articles back in 2013. Every year I share a poem a day in April.


Mutability Canto

…(And) then decided

to write a mutability canto

…(And) then turned

a blind eye toward repetitive chaos

…(And) then hurled

myself into a few crazy notions

…(And) then weighed

deep meaning settled upon my brow

…(And) then stern

though having difficulties there

…(And) then awkward

towards the consequence and punishment

...(And) then knew

what deep doubt does to your spirit

…(And) then listened

to an old soundtrack from my gut

…(And) then attention

moved from the ether to my physical self

…(And) then realized

that the temple fell into ruins

…(And) then desired

to do absolutely nothing

…(And) then intruded

upon my son watching Parkour Videos on YouTube

…(And) then sat

and watched him quickly solve and resolve his Rubiks Cube

…(And) then reflective

and redemptive I took steps

…(And) then vulnerability

made me shake for a moment

….(And) then placed

myself in front of myself one over the other

...(And) then closed

my eyes to absorb silence from this peace

….(And) then made

colorful acrylic paintings on canvas

…(And) then held

shows, “Zero” for instance, in small galleries

…(And) then poked

my head in between trips to different bars

…(And) then socialized

consumed, laughed and sold

…(And) then Grew up

and grew up some more till old

…(And) then called

in sick for a day, just one day

…(And) then walked

around suburbia with my coffee

…(And) then woke

from a great solemn sleep

…(And) then Knowledge

beyond my prayers rested

…(And) then shared

with everyone I knew

…(And) then showed

over the length of a poem

…(And) then answered

with “Kindness” and “Love”

…(And) then chanted

again “Kindness” and “Love"

…(And) then went

about my daily business all aglow

© 2020 Jamie Lee Hamann