what a poem can do

not a story
with a simple plot
laid out precisely
with all markers clear
nor any plot
for that matter
nor symbol
as a guiding star
across the desert
of your life
but yes always
to move you
even just a little
from complacency
to leverage you
from your broken thoughts
to translate you
like a transubstantiation
into a new world
if you’re lucky
to cause
a shift
so miniscule
as to derail
your destiny
as it were
for years
and years
it arrives
too late
to change
and you
are no longer
(August 9, 2013)

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