From "I Will Out": "I See the Lines"

I See the Lines

Mine or someone else’s, lines
do disturb by just sitting there,
however you attempt to jounce
them into action outside their

accepted sphere— yet, I follow lines
out, year by year as I get older,
even if “towards” means nothing
but some vantage point I’ll

never see. When you or I read
lines the right way, everything
which means is tinted by
a fiery glow, against
the inscrutable nothingness

of things bald, if the fire were
false I wouldn’t touch it, but it isn’t—