Keeping Things Whole from “Sleeping with one eye open”

In a field
I am the absence
of field.
This is
always the case.
Wherever I am
I am what is missing.
When I walk
I part the air
and always
the air moves in
to fill the spaces
where my body’s been.
We all have reasons
for moving.
I move
to keep things whole.
Mark Strand (April 11, 1934 – November 29, 2014)
Cover: Mariagrazia Pontorno, Tutto ciò che so, solo exhibition seen at Galleria Passaggi (Pisa, IT) on 2015

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