By Sheck, Laurie

A suite of poetry that explores the textures and events of the human mind.

summary: a set of poetry that explores the textures and events of the human brain

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I feel a pleasure of never contained sweep over me, now that I know place is never Clear or wholly settled, not even the veins on the underside of a leaf, its freedoms. Crossing is a hard simple. The feet register the merest intervals and shifts; All that is tracked is also otherwise and hidden. And soon scattering Waking I saw chains of light on the wall— Most curious to me the visible world in that it has no motive, Its structures richly growing or diminishing, regular or irregular, converging or diverging, Whereas I stumble down steep stairs Looking for an equal sign a theorem worn keys to a dark that speaks most confused then blue And soon scattering.

It’s December, Almost dark at 3:00. They moistened her lips with water as the redness left, The skin of a white tiger. She had an air of the knights of chess about her. Something bitter distills where we can’t see. It is hard to seize what is. Hidden liberty December night. The north winds shift above the icy hill; How they move like an unfinished sentence always, wave-like and varying, And I think they are beautiful this way, where nothing can explain, And the green of the near lies altered and effaced by snow.

How strange, this landscape of inside. Still, such lost places in my mind when I think of it— [indecipherable] unreachable [ ] [ ] what loves. The Fifth Remove Sometimes a bare peace, a restoration. Too much veil in me, she thinks, if otherness is to sift further in, And must sift further in. Reason is a fragile wing. But I must cross and cross over even so. Far into otherwise and fractured, The irreconcilable estrangement of me breaking. Why must the mind cover itself why hide itself why bind itself in quiet and in dark— What is this chain And became very cold, coiled back, The articulations vanishing.

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