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.