Space

Marilyn Buck

[This poem is read on the CD by Akwasi Evans.]

Today I would like to be in space
free-floating
not in a damned no-space
space ship
I already live in a no-space
place
a 5:00 bus
feet in the aisle

we careen off
each other
bang into beds

Aii yee!

I need some space!

nothing personal
but my person
is drifting
trying to get away
from this space
to breathe and swim
in the deep green pool
of my imagination
     bubbles wait
     to break the surface
     in a dizzy explosion
     into galaxies
     and the universe

                                   July 1995

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