Friday, July 22, 2022


From skin 
and bones, 

to the arms we use 
to cradle
or embrace—

everything we own
that's made 
to contain, 

eventually will relax, 
unfold, crack,
and break open.

But paradoxically,
our eyes 
may remain 

and live on 
in the volatile brains 
of others, 

since those 
were used most, not to hold
but hold back—

and likewise, 
our hands, 

which were never really built 
to restrain or enclose

so much as (truth be told)
to remain open 
and wanting.