Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Drastic Hesitance (by Elizabeth MacDougal)

To prove you could I saw you draw
Yourself aside against
The gravity of ages---wrong
Partaking circumstance.

An elbow transfers energy
More than a lightning strike.
Drawn in by this community
To drown in dry and drink.

Sweet hyssop I have never known---
It is the thing it is---
Until we candy---to commune---
The plant---you break from this.

As how could we who have not lived
Give lives and love---and leave
The questioning of what we give---
Ascribe not ascertain?