Making Lists - Poem by Hugh Cobb
Making lists -
a substitute for action
emotion, all human transactions
cross indexed kept sterile
in neat tables
set with everyday china...
utilitarian concerns foremost:
anything at all to prevent feeling
to keep the heart numb & safe,
buffering all blows
so all are somehow
just the same:
love, a simple rutting of the loins;
separation; divorce; even death
all equal in effect
as though the sea
& its waves were somehow
uniform & non-threatening...
'Make a list:
what to do
when hurricanes come...'
it surely must suffice.
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