Posts Tagged ‘limitations’

Two Foolishnesses

two hands holding

a vase, even the loveliest vase,

can’t open a door


trying to contain

the sea in a cup—

it’s not been done before, but …

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Higher, she says,
though the swing
will not go higher
without buckling
the chain, and again
she says, Higher,
and it seems so human
for her to want more,
and so human to want
to give it to her,
impossible though
it is.

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no matter how open
the heart, the eyes can only
follow one snowflake


tonight a whole hat
is stitched out of the promise
just two more minutes


all these flowers
I’ve learned by proper name
let’s relearn by scent

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