by Theodore Enslin

Theodore Enslin

Cut it down
to the stem,
or let it dwindle
to the pinch
that holds its waist.
Hourglass with trace
of sand along its measure,
in the just proportion
as it moves away—.
Deflects the cut.
Restores—it deepens
sound or color deepens
as it moves
between and deepens.

Last updated November 02, 2022