write ‘memory’ till
it looks right.

when the word makes
sense, you know you’ve
done your best – for
as long as it’s ink
alone, you’re nothing.

if it doesn’t mean anything
to you – then readers – then
it’s not real, anyway, if
you, then, if it’s just ink
then what’s the point


sorry, don’t stop

“less of”

volume, semantics – together
we’ve seen every sentence
properly restored, gleaned
fragmented description
into tools, sharp bladed
instruments, cool scalpels
for cutting flowers.