Sunday, June 29, 2014

Arto Vaun: IV

One day I woke up unlike other wakings
And saw my hands for the first time as though they had sprouted
Overnight, while I was missing you again -- my open palm and branched fingers
In the smudged morning light

I looked at what seemed a memory or shy wolf
That toils without asking for much except to eat and be taken seriously--
                My hands were severe then

What is the elastic that tightens in the body when you forget to let go
                Or be let go of --

From Capillarity, Carcanet, 2009.

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