Thursday, January 22, 2009

Noun that I've been watching (74)


Name your first born after
my innocence,
and tell me
of ribbons and yarn.

I promise to believe in
the impossibility
of holding on forever
to the purity
on her behalf.

A person practices
on behalf of taller persons
the embodiment of permanence.
That the older individuals
may dance around
their failures.

Watch the child's impatience
to distance herself
from cleanliness
that in first person
feels like inattention.

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