2 poems by lindsey campbell
I Am Here
Which means: I’m Not There
You only live 9 times–in seven year cycles.
At least that’s how I feel about it.
I am Factory.
I am Vanguard.
I am Vision, embodying Volume.
I am Window.
Cage. I am Cage. I am in a cage. I am a cage.
I am Vision because I am Cage.
I am Window as I am Cage; Factory, Volume, Vanguard.
Earth behaving as water.
Hiding from this warm and generous host.
There is shelter and comfort should you seek it.
A person; steadfast, domestic.
Hiding from stability in any setting.
She is Cage; Steadfast, Domestic, Volume.