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God’s Woods

The worst part of seeing figments

is not seeing them.

My life is not so hard except for that—alone

in a world which moves around me as a silent film, or is

too far away to touch, or is as a fantasy. I am as distant

to myself as someone I read about

which is to say the worst part

of knowing I exist is not knowing

whether I am or am not a figment.

from To See the QueenFind it in the library

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Published in Allison Seay Poems

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