Contingent

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“No man is an island.” —John Donne

i wonder if     exists.
the world’s so full, entangled,
so where does   I   fit in
what do I stretch this sheath of skin around
at what point does   I   resist belonging,
at what edge leap off in ignorance and say, ..
I am”
……………….. (which can only be true
……………….. in a vacuum, a nowhere
……………….. where nothing is
……………….. contingent)

Jim Culleny
2/23/18