utopia

 Posted by on Monday, October 26, 2020  The Choir Diary
Oct 262020
 
Margaret R. Friesen;
Utopia

There.
It is over there;
Can’t you see it?
Far away and
There.

Here?
Crying and
Sleepless nights.

Here?
Things end,
There’s no room

There.
Is everything
Although not everything
I guess because
There’s no crying there
Or there shouldn’t be.

There’s everything that could be
but there…
There isn’t

There
is

There
is horizons

There is
a horizon

There
is over and
over again

There is
overflowing

There is
anxiety

There for
not knowing
and not being

There.

There
is not

There
might come to us
but

There
cannot be made
or felt fully here
or even

There.
even as we
see or know a

‘There’ is not
a ‘there’ nor a

Here is
the point and

There exists because of

Here which
pervades all

There is.

There is all.
There was all.
There will be
All.

It’s all There.
Everywhere there is
or was
or will be a
There where
Here and
There where all is
There and
Here where all isn’t
There.

It’s
All
There

‘Utopia’, a poem by Cantabile alto Maggie Friesen, was written as part of a CU senior thesis project about the complex ideas of utopia.