Before, addition was synonymous
with more. There is something
false in this. A gift is not always
received. The person behind the camera
does not add to a photograph.
Carnations at a bedside do not give
life, a trash bin full of visitor tags.
What took so long to realize it--
come up with a name, not for loss,
but for when things stay the same?
A translation gives us space, a sky
so constant, the stars I learned
you learned; a void so deep,
the voice echoes the voice.
Geoff Anderson crosses the tracks, the bridge, the overpass in Columbus, OH. His work is out in places like Origins, Wherewithal, and Outlook Springs, among others.