The Unlearning

first let go of the obscurer wildflowers
the quadratic formula

the plots of novels
you’ll never read again

it gets easier the less
you cling to things

do you need to know for example
how to make fire
or small talk
or change

the stomach forgets milk
feet forget the ground

eventually one surrenders
time itself

to the blur of eternity
a cat sleeping in the sun

while the livestock settle
moaning into their stalls

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