If north is female and south is male
north and south getting along as well
as Korea and Vietnam and Ireland.
What hope does man and woman have
if Eve and Newton’s apple fell?
Dreamy black and white lithe light slipping through a prism
caught in reflection, in observation
mirrors showing us what we think we see.
Take a drink of yourself
take in yourself and you’re drunk on the memory you now see
do you see the you have become?
How do you know?
It’s not as simple as sight is it?
Do you think the blind don’t have memories?
You take the lake
and you filter it through a series of events
adding notes and chemicals, subtracting chemicals and tastes
till you drop two ice cubes into your summer tumbler and take a drink.