Notebook 20, Pages 69-73: Poetry by Hank Lazer

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stripped down to basic words

which had been adequate all along      you stumble

say      upon a rock     it is then the obstacle     new fact


as limitation      becoming the new

& perhaps tragic schooling of your soul


we can hardly stand      to watch it happen

we too will stumble upon said rock


& the puzzled & painful saying of what     can be remembered


“it is the world spread out before us that incessantly

                                                                                    escapes.  It is lived experience

that is postponed in lived experience.” <116-117>
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