aint-caint-ting-ning (a tonal drawing written in poetic form)

aint-caint-ting-ning
(always somebody here
there somewhere else-ing)

i’m here glancing at you
there peeking back 
practicing not seeing me too
!quickly! 
looking off there some other way
so i aint seeing how 
you seeing me acting like
i aint seeing you neither
this is how we’re being together
without us making like it’so
here squeezing into crowds 
trying so hard to be trying
to be acting like we really
aint really trying
to be avoiding each one another
avoiding each other’s other

of course this aint the case
. . . aint feeling good about me
so it got’s to be being the same 
how i’m regarding you
not feeling good about me
aint feeling good about you
automotons entropy-nating
like the gas we’re fart’n
breathing here all together
randoming infectioning deflectionings
in stealthy eyes inspecting reflectionings
of us just being another one 
of another’s somebody’s somebody else

Copyright © 2020 Asili Ya Nadhiri

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