Thursday, August 17, 2023


As time goes, 
each smooth 
virgin edge 

of the glassy 
lagoon that is
this soul—

much like 
its best watery 
playact, my face—

slowly fills 
with distortions 
and ripples. 

How soon serene 
stillness and selfless 

may return to these 
places is not 
to be known—

much like the truth 
of who first 
threw the stone.