Conjugation —(Listen)


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“The attitude of man is twofold in accordance with the two
basic words he can speak.”
—Martin Buber, I and Thou
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In a diner, my elbows rest upon Formica, I hold a book,
curlicues of vapor rise from the coffee you’ve just poured

I lure thou with my take on Buber
hoping to shift the poles of my twofold attitude
from I-I to a here beyond that incarceration
when Thou and I might disappear in conjugation
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Jim Culleny
9/18/13

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