If beyond the picture plane, just past

ground & horizon lines, after
vanishing point, frame even: this.

This, here. If we are all places
we never meant to be sometimes,

to manage perspective means first
to look away toward any elsewhere, then

return a wider element to view. Tend
to sky. Tend to weather. Compose each

cloud familiar, dear, beloved pet always
near, old friend. Let the river compose

a new plain each season will expand
by fall & rise. Let that river’s height claim

non-flood flooding, render to forecast
the lowland we’ll always surrender.





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