My life is a vice.
It has a grip.

It swims in my membranes.
It will be over with time.

In a few years,
I will be in a place

with or
without you.

You might have left,
but I will be here.

I will be dancing
with the trees

in an aged freedom
I never thought I would see.

The world will be beautiful
That world of threes.

Emerson, I hope you see it.
But don’t see it like me.

See it with beauty.


Jason Wright is the editor and founder of Oddball Magazine. His column appears weekly. His third book, Train of Thought 2: Almost Home is available now at the Oddball Book Store.