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from Spring Songs (5)

from Spring Songs (5)


As the space between branches fills in
The incomplete sky gets more interesting:

The less I see the more it takes shape.
The more I see in the mirror the less

I recognize at this age:  a sign I’m not looking at
the right space or what fills it in

The Roots

The Roots

Under your house, in the middle of the night
the roots are spreading across your foundation.

The roots are not a solid base for the visible,
they have never claimed to be that, they have

never even spoken to you. What roots do
is reach out for available space, where roots reach

Is a place you cannot see but which you feel
pulled towards but you are not being pulled,

you are reaching further and further. Up above
your head in the unseen inside you are also reaching.

In the middle of the day the sky’s foundation
is laid again and you are reaching across it

without knowing because you are distracted
by an oak tree’s afterthought ankling out of the earth

And back in where the world is constantly displaced
by the unseen middle, unstraight path.