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,




then It might be captured;

still and harnessed;

subdued, fixed–



It could be



and thus, held

back, along with the years.