Tuesday, July 01, 2008

New Commitment

A new commitment has formed
quietly
within the last few months
like threads being strung slowly
until a web is formed
strong enough to catch more than
my eye, strong enough to catch
my heart.
I begin to feel committed
to an area of research
an area of thought
that has names
and definitions,
that begins to make me wake early
and spend scarce free time
embraced in the ground
that has been staked out
for this new settlement.
It is a new commitment
and may not last
but I'm enthused
and ready to get the tattoos
and the dominant
obsessions
that clearly mark
a new and abiding commitment.

I do not believe I will be the same when this has run its course.

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