there are things too great to write about
like all abstract terms
that aren’t simultaneously verbs
such as love. such writings,
if composed in spite of being doomed
all along, mostly feel as though they’ve gone
astray from their origin fountain and landed
clumsily in crowded fields of naïveté and
kitsch. but there’s one among them that
deserves all scriptures and constitutions and poetry — and
has, throughout centuries: it’s that two-faced coin
granting its features to as well as from,
turning humans into subjects and objects of
their experience at the very same time.
freedom to and freedom from, these two positive and negative
entities ensure an absence and presence simultaneously,
suggesting, perhaps, a deep controversy at the heart
of the human experience.
choice and consequence.
privilege and responsibility.
contemplating and acting.
perhaps, truly, it’s all inherently contradictory
out there on the sidewalks
and to be gauged anew again and again
with a patient tolerance and the ability to hold
two seemingly exclusive truths right beside each other.
writing about it on the meta level ends precisely here.
the realm of anecdotal value as it pertains to
the concept of freedom shall be
explored another time and
with a different pen.