just when I thought present tense was making me undesirably swollen along came past tense from which to view it

naming scars.
for as many adages as one
can survive the horizontal
there are malfeasances to weather.
I have adopted lenses upon lenses
through which to review what I am
not making of selves left
to sleep on unused shelves.

already the new life is full of me
already I've replaced the numbness
with new friction that I've made