Without you

Gli Uffizi  

Gli Uffizi  

We are getting toward the edge again... and

Before I jump off into the landscape

Without you

Here’s what I’ve been balancing for:

To take you apart layer by layer

Starting with what holds you in

-The parts I hardly know-

That keep the rest of you

From that inner, open field

-That I know even less-

 

In closing

I offer you

A straight shot to the vein

Of This

 

As time would have us

There is little of it left in this pose

Where the you to me is overgrown with speculation

And the in between has more to offer than you ever did.

 

And this

 

In my imagination

In my labor

It could have been deep and light and centered and right

And it was