I. i wagered the weight. softened my sides. bloomed the flame. and decided to move.
II. i practiced the forward. side-swept the dirt. fraction-d // undone. waxing your history.
III. shutting down space.
cause my vacancies were filling.
a youthful belief.
so i married myself thin.
knowing time could beat me.
IV. for you
[To Now See the Heights. I’ve Been Here Before. Remembered the Carrying.]
V. how blue, i’m sure. she saw, in your eyes. waves of hello. misleading.
VI. and i heard her that night. saying my name. complimenting my dress. believing.
[the sum of] her branches. spring-fed by your tides.