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— Zumwalt (2012)

The relay

The relay

I know I must, but how, I ask;
I must understand that of which to ponder.

                  Action waits for thought,
                  and thought seems far away;
                  action is distrusting.

Is it this or that;
how does this impact that,
how does that get impacted?

         Action’s fate depends on thought;
         if thought runs too far or not enough,
         action is disqualified.

-zumwalt apr ’98


carried away

carried away

i now cannot say that this
is not what i cannot say

i keep quiet
counting out
the contrast
of continuous quietness.

— Zumwalt  (06/1991)

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