There is No You There (4/11/2013)

As Gertrude said,
There is no there there.
As I say,
There is no you there,
There is no you,
And I don’t know which you that I wish for,
Or if there is any you at all that I wish for.

There was a you there,
She is gone,
That you, no longer desired,
A cloistered feeling,
In check, in check.

There is no there there,
No you there,
Empty space of memory,
Not nothing, but packed with floating dust.

About Avery Cassell

Avery Cassell is a queer butch San Francisco writer, poet, cartoonist, and artist who grew up in Iran.
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