Corey Mwamba

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non-performance (poem)

originally published in Riffs

I am not playing
But right now, neither are you
We are here
We are listening
In the same moment

I will not be playing
But at some point, you will be
We will be here
We will be listening
In the same moment

I have not played
But you did
We stopped here
We listened
as you moved within moments

No, I have not stopped yet
But I will
It is okay
It is really good to see you
Family reunions are great

When? Next year.
It feels like a holiday!
What are you up to?

When? Last year
Or maybe the year before
It’s been a long time.
It’s okay
Last year was CRAZY

We should, soon.
Very soon.
I’ll be there!
Yes, I will not be playing
But at some point, you will be