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Annabel Banks

10 Dec Annabel Banks

BERGSON’S DURATION

 

Conscious time is measurable
by thought lengths, fantasy as feeler gauge.
He knows this so has spent weeks
in your short goodbye

making room for admonishment
some unkind sentiment
the sweetness of l’esprit d’escalier
and fuller lies of putting you away

for good and yet keeps looping back
to how the weight of your hand on his thigh
is just a construct, built to figure how
despite the trained and tightened spring

your movement swept you on
too fast to compensate
for the failed synchronicity
of unstoppable hands.

 


Annabel Banks is an English writer of poetry and prose. Recent work can be found in 3:AM, International Times, Dirty Chai, and other journals and magazines. In 2015 Annabel was nominated for the Pushcart Prize twice (poetry and prose) and for Blazevox’s Bettering American Poetry. Visit annabelbanks.com or tweet @annabelwrites. She would love to hear from you.

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