Rendered thus, it could be lace, or the surface of a loved ones skin, a spider’s silken egg nest from the inside. Mountain ranges from the sky, seen through cloud. a fixed place in time, Or innocence. If I keep on filtering, guarding, distancing, then It might be captured; still and harnessed; subdued, fixed– Tethered. It could be harmless, and thus, held back, along with the years.