That a word or phrase repeated may operate as a useful stalling of an instinct to generate sentences
In-stinct: to prick towards, a pricking-towards
That this stalling may allow an opening for
That desire may slip into its figure, Daphne into these birches, this skein of yellow light.
A rivenness that opens the body to beauty.
That a verb may slip loose from any self into the vague penumbra of gerund or infinitive within which we may become a gesture.
That any loss might be so converted; that any loss might be an ecstasy.
That, insofar as I am present at the ecstatic event, I might slip the bonds of its law.
When I speak for instance of memory I assume that it is for you as it is for me an urgent question.
That your past is a problem, and also that no knowledge of the particular events “comprising” “your past” will bring me nearer to you.
Than the impersonal nearness of the breathing in which these words
a rivenness (say this twice)
which opens the body to beauty
From the milkweed pod’s opening to its emptying a wholly dependent duration:
a being-emptied accompanied by minutest movements of air –
Inexorability of emptying, contingency of each seed’s release –
A winged filament