Will my arm be enough to reach you?
On whose side is indecision?
You are the mother of material travel,
even in the form of a shoeless child.
It is difficult to place time—especially here.
You aren’t now, and you don’t come here.
The other sameness, an other of the same
Amy King is the author of I Want to Make You Safe (Litmus Press, 2011). She teaches at Nassau Community College and splits her time between Baltimore, Phoenicia, and Long Island.