breakfast

Original Text: 
Bertram Brooker, Sounds Assembling: The Poetry of Bertram Brooker, ed. Birk Sproxton (Winnipeg: Turnstone Press, 1980): 23. PS8503 .R62 S69 Robarts Library
1four
2saying nothing
3eating
4four bodies at the table
5four minds elsewhere
6four minds passing through walls and air and trees and men and women and through the bodies of horses and of birds and through rocks
7and leaping the length of a day's journey
8in a moment
9oblivious of the collapsed space
10in their path
11and reversing the flow of time
12putting latter things first
13and first things at the end
14free of dimension
15nowhere attached
16or rigid
17or taking up any room
18or resisted by anything
19afloat
20and one presently comes back to where his body is
21and using his voice
22speaks
23but it doesn't matter what he says
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire / Sharine Leung
RPO Edition: 
2011
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