The Whole World + the Work = the Whole World

by Hannah Petch about a year ago in performance poetry

A Poem Inspired by the Above Title I Saw Written Across a Wall

The Whole World + the Work = the Whole World

The whole world stops

and stares

The pressure’s on

Eyes flutter back and forth

They stare into your soul

The whole world stops

and stares

Then, they move on.

Briefly, fleetingly, they

all belong to you

Or rather, you belong

to them

A singular moment where

you are one and the same.

Some will laugh,

Some will cry

Some will cover their faces

and hide.

Some will simply walk on by,

Others will stand there

until the end of time.

The whole world stops

and stares

The pressure’s on

Eyes flutter back and forth

They stare into your soul

The whole world stops

and stares

Then, they move on.

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