Wednesday, January 12, 2022


Perhaps our ignorance 
isn't just abstract;

if we really
looked close, perhaps
we'd see it rippling

in waves from the ends 
of our fingers
and eyelashes

outward to anyplace 
our bodies don't exist. 

But suppose 
the bright edges
which separate us from it 

are so sharp 
and so thin 

that the slightest 
careless twist
or overzealous maneuver 

could shred 
any stray opinion, 
narrative, or wish 

to ribbons 
so thin 

as to make it 
worse than useless 

to endeavor 
to stitch them back 
together again.