“Navigation by Metaphor”
So what is this? An animal
split wide open to reveal
the blue gut that functions within?
If you’re lucky, your god has wings
and a house for a head you can crawl
into for comfort. Woods, too.
Not enough trees to be a forest,
but having a river, a blue canal,
coursing from north to night.
The sky will offer derision.
Why are you marrying this? it’ll ask.
Are there no clouds left for you to choose?
photo © Ken Smith from Visibility: Ten Miles
photo © Ken Smith from Visibility: Ten Miles
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