All of it all of it all of it all

You know how it feels.
Everything wears away, all of it
falling off, tearing off, wearing off,
All of it all of it all of it all.
Each strand snakes a place and grabs
you brushing along the way,
it stabs you where you do not know
until nothing is left,
nothing is left at all.
All of it all of it all of it all.
Look for salvation that isn’t there;
waiting for someone who might care?
But there isn’t anything there
there isn’t anything there at all.
All of it all of it all of it all.
All is unraveling, all of it
unwrapping of it still
falling off, tearing off, wearing off, until
there isn’t anything left
there isn’t anything left at all.
All of it all of it all of it all.
But how does it feel?
Looking for salvation that isn’t there
waiting for someone you thought might care
waking up one cold morning, waking for
what isn’t what you thought
what isn’t what you thought at all.
All of it all of it all of it all.
Taking it around and around
off that corpus mundi with no sound
no sound to make it known
so it’s not what you thought
it is not what you thought at all.
All of it all of it all of it all.
I don’t know how it feels.
It’s not the clarity of strong coffee, yet
I taste it bitterly in my mouth, but get
something unexpected,
regret, what is not it
what is not it at all
All of it all of it all of it all.
It’s not the green edge of that pond
With the cattleya tenuous on the palm
in that dirt along the wall
that is not it
that is not it at all
All of it all of it all of it all.
To know how it feels
knowing what tomorrow is like
to know how it feels
making new things grow despite
to know how it feels
taking memory of my sight
and sleep with tomorrow
and sleep with salvation.
That is all there is
That is all there is at all
All of it all of it all of it all.

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