Thursday, April 22, 2010

I Know You Do

I Know You Do

I know you do sit in the warm car
and hesitate before applying key to ignition,
the still, hot air a just-filled bath.

I know you do harmonize with the dial tone
when you place the receiver against your ear.

I know you do feel unsettled
when you brush a long strand of dark hair
from the stiff wool of your coat.

I know you do wonder if you locked the door
ten paces from your home.

I know you do run a fingertip
along an image, a line of text in a book
that speaks to you,
as if to answer it.

I know, I know. You do these things
from the privacy of your brain.
But haven’t you suspected
you are being listened to, looked at.
You do.
I know you do.


  1. This sent a slight shiver down my spine. For it's more than surveillance if the thought process is known before the action itself. It's, well, omniscience. ;)


  2. OMGWOW...this is one of my favorites (it's hard to pick, but i'm partial to this one).

  3. This is a Wow poem. You've packed so much into those lines. Mmm, great work!

    PS: I have a poetry contest going on over @ my blog. If you get a chance between packing & Tokyo, stop by & check it out.


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