Today, Maybe

by Marisa Siegel

If this is a language, I will need to translate. (And if I can’t?)

Or maybe I don’t need to or shouldn’t. Maybe I’ve taken too many workshops.

In my life maybe less than a handful who might decipher, and even then.

For me, I need to at least examine the repetitions. Investigate coincidence. I am not sure why I am suspicious but I am sure. Maybe.

When the air is charged. When it feels like I’m hiding. What it is that has to be hidden.

Today I am not writing a dictionary. I am not even making a list.