The Ancient Modern

Disparate  /  Joshua Alan Sturgill     

The Language
and the Meaning
were driven out of Paradise. 
How long

can they remain
each within the other
under a roof of reeds,
constrained by walls of clay?  

Language dallies
where Meaning is unwelcome,
while Meaning nurses
a bitter solitude.  Strangers 

at the End of All;
that the End of All
is their estrangement


All poetry and supplementary material: copyright 2023 by Joshua Alan Sturgill. All rights reserved.

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