broken men crawled down the wires

broken men crawled down the wires
that weave
that were woven
labyrinthine overhead

bloated shadows of yesterday’s dream
until there are only wisps
of what was

i had taken it all for granted
and now the canopy of wires
and wasn’t-wasses
blocked out the miserly sun

time to pause, to tear down, to rebuild,
to replace the tropes and hackneyed lyrics,
to coalesce and reinvent

to undissolve

to be

— ptkh 052319

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