Poetry Reading – “The Space I Occupy”

Published February 21, 2018, this is an ode to space, to perspective, to intent.

I can remember every moment from when I thought of and wrote this, where I was and what was looking at, my perspective, my hopes, my dreams, my emotions… all of it. I am not sure why this particular piece encapsulated it all so well, but it did.

“The Space I Occupy” – Recoded 1/8/2021 – Auroraboros – Objects, and the Distance Between Them

The original piece is below for reference, and can be found in its entirety at https://objectsanddistance.com/2018/02/21/the-space-i-occupy/

I want to be
Something other than what I am
What does it mean
To be human?
To wake up
And find that you would rather have continued
Is only an illusion
Is only an extension of
Waking life

Breathing deeper than usual
Pulling the cold air deep within my lungs
until there is no space between
You and I
Find something more than
More than
And all the world I know

I wish you were here
Not with me
But here
Where I am
In this point
In space
In time
I would trade all I have
To see you
As you
For you to see me
As me

And with a great sigh
The muscles contract
Their contents
As clouds of vapor
Fill the air
The light
Breaking apart and spilling out in all directions
Shadows filling the space between
Time more apparent
Than most days
Most hours
The little minutes between meetings
Or phone calls
Or empty small talk in the long hours of the day

I have faith
That there is a sun shining on my face
The warmth alone is not proof
Nor the light filling through my pupils
And falling
The space that I occupy

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