City Lights Bookstore

10. City Lights BookstoreThe word trembles

The word is trembling

And we are trembling

With it


With the motion

We hardly feel it


We cover ourselves

Hoping to conceal

The strange fear

That walks with us



Where else

Could it be


No one knows

As we speed up

Slow down



Even the ground

We stand on

The ground

That holds us

The world that shapes us


The experience that escapes us

As we escape



The word trembles

And the glass is trembling

On the bookshelves

But only for a moment

As we catch hold

Of ourselves

As the earth quakes

And our illusion breaks


We open

And then close again

Into a new geography

Where we can pretend

It isn’t moving


By Julie Flanders





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