“Exegesis #12.1” by Joseph Gamble
This is not something
I often do, but I’m asking
you to go out and find a thing.
It doesn’t have to be big, just don’t ask
why I need you to find it. It’s important.
As long as it’s a thing, you can ask
me one question, but not why, not important
ones like who am I or How did I get here.
Only things like is this red, which is important
in its own way, like how light is simultaneously here
and not here, like how sometimes I think of you
and other times I also think of you, here,
in this space, and I wonder if you
are finding the thing for me, if you know how I
need you to find this thing, how I just need you.