Sometimes the space between the beat
Contains the rhythm
A cup only functions
When it is empty
A box filled
Is just a cube
A movement becomes a mob
A garden tangled overgrowth
To order is not to impose
But to maintain and direct
To govern is not to control
But to facilitate progress
4 thoughts on “Absence is Complete, hour 23”
I really like your focus on space and the potential within space. Yet entropy and chaos are always potential threats too. This is a really striking and though-provoking poem.
I particularly liked: “To govern is not to control/
But to facilitate progress.” The restraint of the phrasing makes the words all the more meaningful.
“Like music sometimes the space between the beat contains the rhythm” Love this line! Important messages in your poem, powerful metaphors!
Love this poem. Especially love the stanza, “Without guidance/Without structure