this much we know

The poetic possible sits alongside with
say the etymological

But can it run ahead? Without a hint of
disdain can the fire

Hurry up any more than it can burn? The
remote is now nuanced

Into a silent belief in tinynesses that
beget, belie, behold-

here is a graver explanation; this much
we are in agreement

the rope of the grave lies in steep
question; this much

we can say is true; whether the will
is coalesced or roped

into a managed soliloquy, I cannot say,
but this much is allowed