The Senses of the Progression · David Dephy

I am walking on the Brooklyn Bridge now.
I am listening to the trembling of the rivers.
They say: “Remember us, the circumstances
of the present and the past shape the
possibilities of progression.”

I am walking on the Manhattan Bridge now.
I am listening to the rays around me. They say:
“See us, by your progression, you generate
a future that would not have happened had
you not interrupted the flow of happenings.”

I am walking on Williamsburg Bridge now.
I am listening to the dust of the trees. They say:
“Taste us, the progression is a reason of your
breathing and the possibility for moving
forward is shaped by the facts of reality.”

I am walking on the Queensboro Bridge now.
I am listening to the joy-voice winds around me.
They say: “Hear us, by progressing, you have
an effect on how the future unfolds rather than
drifting into the future that would inevitably
follow the uninterrupted past.”

I am walking on the Washington Bridge now.
I am listening to the echoes of the wishes. They say:
“Touch us, you can not progressed without
facing up to what’s happened in the past or is
happening in the present.”

I am walking on the Verrazano Bridge now.
I am listening to the premonition of the events.
They say: “Smell us, progression means participating
in the present, in light of what has happened in the
past, such that you generate and act on new
possibilities for the future.”

I am walking on my shadow on the street now.
The path is listening to my footsteps. I am speaking
with the path with all my breath full of the silence.


David Dephy is a trilingual Georgian/American poet, novelist, essayist, performer, multimedia artist and painter. He is the author of eight novels, fifteen collections of verse and three audio albums of poetry with orchestra and electronic band and an active participant of American and international poetry and artistic scenes.

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