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no distinct message, other than

There is no distinct message other than perhaps to be present to life, to demonstrate that to the grandchildren, to challenge them to be present and all of us to bend the arc. :- Doug.

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out of immediacy

The 300 years gets us out of immediacy, stretches our thinking, makes it useful, and meaningful. :- Doug.

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Being present 300 years

Perhaps the very act of being present to our own lives is what will be most needful and most useful to those alive in 300 years. :- Doug.

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Maybe sleep

Maybe sleep evades our grasping pursuing Rather pours over us honey fog :- Doug.

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The tracks we make

The tracks we make upon our times are faint, faint Did our parents take us to Washington in 1962 or 1963 or 1964? There are no longer any records and who can open those computer files from a decade ago? … Continue reading

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A message

A message For the Grandchildren. :- Doug.

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Prospective ancestors

Who am I working for? Prospective ancestors :- Doug.

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Only after do we become conscious

Our conversation invents—only after do we become conscious from it, make intention. :- Doug.

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A question, a story, a poem

How do I stand at the threshold of a conversation with the generations? A question, a story, a poem. :- Doug.

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Can a grandchild not make poetry?

How old is a grandchild? How many grandchildren in this room? How many words in a poem? What turns prose into poetry? When ought a question go unanswered? How can we call this a poem? How can a grandchild not … Continue reading

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it looks quiet

Out my window it looks quiet how do I recognize? :- Doug.

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Intentionally invisible poem

An intentionally invisible poem is harder to ignore. :- Doug.

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When a poem resists

When a poem resists I will make it sit Till one of us gets over it :- Doug.

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accuses you

Your unwritten poem accuses you :- Doug.

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Write! Your responsibility

Write! It’s your responsibility To ancestors :- Doug.

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No right to withhold

I have no right to withhold my poetry from whatever grandchildren there might be :- Doug.

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Triggering’s the thing

I will want to hear this interview a second time, perhaps to make notes of things triggering. Triggering: that’s a thing for the grandchildren! :- Doug.

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