Dynamic Learning


The dynamic verb
is adjectival, as expression,
which is ironic
because errant, pedantically speaking,
but also oxymoronic
in being applied correctly to
a word,
which is a verb,
and is dynamic in what it alludes to,
yet not in the meaningful way
which isn’t,
though is here now,

Dear student, that is today’s
dynamic lesson.


Dear student,
about this expression:
‘The (abstract) nouns two days’ –

no, this is as concrete as time gets,
calculated as precisely as this [though not by minutes
and seconds, I concede],

and their love has not been gulped by a ‘dynamic verb’
but by water
that is literal and then metaphoric

and never – never – resolved by the
twee joining/unison/touch of wings
because actual love is not ever this finessed by feathers.


Dear student,

in the future
you must get your tenses right

as tense verb
is an inversion of something

learned in the past
but forgotten in the present.

And does ‘had’
need this classification?

When they had that love,
then it was tense with anticipation.


or not as much as what he loves her
is the most honest expression you

have shared
like what they did not, or her to him,

which you called ironic
and I, being older, would call despair,

dear young, earnest, learning student:

[asyndetic list].

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