I would have said,

had you asked me

what my favorite word was.

(But of course

these are the kind of questions

I only ask you.

That is the nature of us.)

But now that you’ve brought it up

let us discuss

why cusp

is the best word ever.

Because we are on one,

all the time.

When have you not been

in a place

both transitory

and anticipatory?

Go ahead,

get your tarot read,

mine your state of mind

with a medium.

You will hear the words

“you are on the verge”

every single time.

I live in the hyphen

in between in-between,

on the move

from here to there,

on the spine of an arrow

flying to a target

it never quite reaches.

And such is us.

Endlessly fiancéd,

wary a destination

is also an ending.

We’d rather live

in perpetual pending.

Never say hi

Never say bye

That’s how we roll.

Cause a cul-de-sac

Is also a circle.

Author, "Ink from the Pen," about my 9 months using creativity as the ultimate survival tool behind bars.

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