in no uncertain terms
all things must be in their proper
it is a series of decisions
that move us inexorably
forward or downward,
what things we accept or declare,
the embrace or abdication
elements, the bones
of relationships easily snapped
under the weight
placed too much on one side
or the other
we take our measure
by inches, or ounces, or breaths.
the slightest gesture
too easily slips past the gaze.
all things requirethis much care.