for differentiation

he watches her
familiar enough to anticipate
the next movement
next gesture
the face she’ll make
to distract him from his study

accustomed to her place
in their mutual life

these things have become
commonplace
ordinary and unremarkable
and yet

and yet
they are necessary
like air to breathe
like sun to warm a day

like life
to differentiate existence
from being


© Frank Prem, 2009

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