Sometimes meaning takes face
cannot be understood or fit in its place.
Taking off through clips, clasps, and moorings,
wooden chair on wide-board, hardwood flooring.
Emily Dickinson's Morning Ride
face of death, Fly's buzz of pride.
Keepsakes of Blue
Eternity of Dew.
Clothes of pearl
Yellow eye of girl.
Trying to make sense of feathers, a plank and gun
not seeing the connection, missing a comparison.
This reader's sigh when they came to realize
an orchard in Amherst, carriage passing by
Hair flowing free of will
background phrases, left to kill
the true meaning. Hung upon
little details of detail upon
her long white dress, with buttons down the back on
a 19th century Sabbath, a 19th reaction.
Drawing a line between fact and dream
wild nights of yore turn to what they seem.
Death of complexity, birth to anew
trying to comprehend what he meant to do.
Being in love with poetry what it's all about
Injected fragility; too soon to figure out.
Capture a moment Timid mistakes
Without the power to die Power to ache.
Lost to Evanescence
A Collins to innocence.