I Do

It’s all been said before.
Nothing starts with you or I.
The words are not mine.
They’re not yours.
We just borrow them
for the moments
in which they’re said.
If they don’t get their point across,
they’re nothing.
But, if they do,
then they’re everything.
And these happen to be simple.
Nothing at all like
an excerpt from a treatise
on Quantum theory.
I say them
You say them.
What I mean to say is
that all matter and force particles
are still expressed
as sums over simple waves.
are excited states of matter.
And, for a time,
so are people.

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John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in Sheepshead Review, Poetry Salzburg Review and Hollins Critic. Latest books, "Leaves On Pages" and "Memory Outside The Head" are available through Amazon. Work upcoming in Lana Turner and International Poetry Review.
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