Robert Creeley

1926-2005 / Arlington, Massachusetts

The Pattern

As soon as
I speak, I
speaks. It
wants to
be free but
impassive lies
in the direction
of its
words. Let
x equal x, x
equals x. I
speak to
hear myself
speak? I
had not thought
that some-
thing had such
undone. It
was an idea
of mine.
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