Poetry / Writing

In these times / we must together (Choruses 1-4)

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Chorus 1

In archwayed roofs

we

sit beneath 

                our lives that’ll

continue moving 

without

stopping to rearrange

     for what we most 

need. 

 

Chorus 2

When silence 

stops 

          on the corner

to eat & the 

food cart.

 

Chorus 3

Making sounds out of moments

we’ll find ourselves again, 

                        tell us ourselves 

                              that this was not 

                                   what was really desired

                              so make it up again 

                        once more on time

          struck between mines

we will stop. 

 

Chorus 4

We buy things to keep us moving , 

isn’t that what WE’re told

to do?                 Now that you’re here

we might find another activity – 

or, more, maybe we will speak to 

each other like life was meaningful

& we meant something, one another. 

By Frank G. Karioris

Frank G. Karioris (he/they/him/them) is a writer and educator based in Pittsburgh whose writing addresses issues of friendship, masculinity, and gender. Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in Pittsburgh Poetry Journal, Collective Unrest, Maudlin House, Sooth Swarm Journal, and Crêpe & Penn amongst others. They are a regular contributor to Headline Poetry & Press.

Twitter: @FrankGKarioris

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