the chore rebuilt

every minute
he’d forget

every second
he remembered

he would never know
but would attempt
to reconstruct
the who that he was
by the who he had been
in different moments

a swirling chronology
of himself
built up again

and up

only staying
for the time it took
to build again

and new
all the time
the building task
extended by the incessant


such a weariness

his chore


Poem #481 from a series of poems drawn from the imagination and collected as: a Bachelard reverie.

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