3/30: A poem, with light at the end of the tunnel
by Zachary Caballero
Sitting down to write always feels like
giving my memory the keys to the house.
As if, somewhere the real me ends,
And the narrator’s monologue begins.
A voice takes over, calls out from the dark.
A shape takes form, casts a shadow on the page.
A line takes time, craves a place to breakdown.
How I get from here to there is a gateway
only language can open. Afterall, language
is memory, is past tense, as in, the door to yesterday
unlocked. Ring the bell and walk in.
This is the tell, not show. I know
the words to this song. It’s a strange chorus,
but the one I know. Sitting down to write,
I don’t need a map. A path is found in every poem.
I suppose it’s why I let the mind wander like it does.
Dig myself a tunnel. Find light at the end.