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.