not everything that can be dreamed can be spoken

silence is the space between words

every word is a name

to speak a name is to summon a presence

one must always be careful what is said

one must always be careful what is not said

these are distinctions forged in air

the air is taut with potential words

the limits of our dreaming are the limits of what is possible

what cannot be dreamed of

what cannot be spoken

what cannot be changed

memory is fluid

history is the sum of what has been remembered

we struggle through a sea of what has been forgotten

a poet plumbs the mind for long-lost memories

what is lost, and what recovered

fear dwells at the bottom of a black ocean

vision is lost and regained

the triumph of hope




Albino Snakeskin