In this place again, the for rent sign in the uterine wall, the timeline realigned for the present, the list of reasons as reminders of why. List of concerns, list of pressing matters, list of choices, list of real or imposed isolation. List of real or imagined reasons. List of better solutions. List of bitter solutions. A handful of rocks act as earth, grounding me. Tangible. Corporeal. The present is a straight short line. The future is a conceived notion for dreamers. The future is a series of misaligned calculations. The future is a gardener dreaming. We are not the seeds but the plots.

Noemi Martinez is a writer and poet, sometimes mixed media artist, full time bruja and sirena, living in South Texas. She occasionally presents dreams at hermanaresist.com

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