On Writing

Poem 51 – Movement

“Social movement doesn’t come all at once, just as it doesn’t come out of nowhere. There are moments when it captures the news, like the National Guard in Little Rock, and then we don’t hear anything about it nationally for a year, two years, three years, four years, five years – and then wham!” pg. 133, The Measure of a Man by Sidney Poitier (2000)

movement requires action
internal shifts
     muscles rolling
     opinions grafting
     the soul gathering intentions

it requires connectivity
between parts
gesticulations & contemplations

movements make an aircraft fly
a watch reveal time

progressive by nature
developmental    declarative
movement is war & peace
silence & weeping

a ridding of waste
from the body

tempo key structure
in sound

a campaign of
motivated collective

advancement for  
better      or      worse
a choice on fire

a genuflection to the art of change
both patient & impatient
a dichotomy of difference
held in the womb 
of Hope’s pregnant centre

alive in the then  now   tomorrow

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