"In the physical world" [ghazal]
To walk down the highway in actual fact is different
the verbal abode from the road of the act is different
the gestures of thought are like filligree traced in the air
when carving in marble the total impact is different
both living and dying are staged in the physical world
a realm of ideas from a city that's sacked is different
the fruit of the vine is mundane the vine is its servant
this sacrifice is from a social contract how different?
couldn't concepts suffice? to act on them bristles with hazard!
but the measure of earth that this recipe lacked was different
point A to point B our trajectories need locomation!
a theory of movement when put into practice proves different
in pure speculation the journey is noiseless and dustless
in train and at station the click and the clack are different
although there was no one so eager for life as Ardeo
it's mordantly clear that his knapsack was packed a bit different
when Ardeo popped out he presumed he could loll in the clouds
but the stars that he saw when a wall had been smacked were different