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October 2022
 
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Resistance

by Sam Barbee


< Now they are all Borg… >
— The Borg Queen

We are all a season, a day, a next whisper,
a quiver in the pane.

Today like no-other, yes-other, another
-reason-another-glance.

Meet me there where you walk to recover, where
we were to walk tomorrow.

Curses unfused, undone by new words to un-bless,
un-spelled, re-spelled, new-spelled.

Resistance all-feigned: futile, fertile, infertile,
while before the next while.


© 2022 Sam Barbee

Sam Barbee has a new collection, Apertures of Voluptuous Force (2022, Redhawk Publishing). He has three previous poetry collections, including That Rain We Needed (2016, Press 53), which was a nominee for the Roanoke-Chowan Award as one of North Carolina's best poetry collections of 2016.

Find more by Sam Barbee in the Author Index.