I was just a few fresh words
nothing more than commons sense
I was a PowerPoint presentation
that ended with a picture of New Zealand.
The same perspective seemed different
coming from another hemisphere.
A Maori quote
Te mutanga ranei te take
meaning both the beginning and the end
I was just one puzzle
that you picked up
drawn to the scenery
captivated by history
which you never studied
nor really cared for
experience is something you cannot grasp
and that frustrated you.
Come what may
come what will.
You took me apart in pieces
assembly you said in no kind words
was not included.
I am just a breath of fresh air
that stirs the night’s frustration
carrying the scent of Nicotianas
You shut the window.
You can’t stand the rain.
you may take that puzzle
and still unresolved
you might on a stale night
cry for rain or wish for a breeze.
survival is for the fit
you can never be healthy if you are not happy
and you turned me into an
n of 1.
by Harlon Davey