Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Which Side Are You On? [8]

     never let on
           that you near believe
    as they would have you do

they do

(o the verbal mercury drop)

      or they'll catch hold of
           your delicate frame
                         clinging all eager
 till you’re cast out (the too unshipshape
                  too sweatsharp or the sweetness

on the turn)
              for show then 

for wholly gone


  1. There's only one side any more: outside.

    The delicate frame, vulnerable always.

    You can feel it all about, the weight from above, the pressure drop.

  2. That pressure does seem to be flattening out everything.

    "There's only one side any more: outside." This is true, and the only hearths are virtual.