Small alef; poetry 2

It’s like this
and like this –
an old man like me
doesn’t come with a single version
a word rattling around in an empty bottle –

First: the obvious
then the less obvious
the secret —
to arrive where we began
the plain sense
surfaces having released their opacity.


We know this
every now and again
about every

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Small alef; poetry
Maqam Saba