In the twilight of attention, inner geographies drown,
amnesiac fluid quelling embryonic sight.
Spring that peevish sprite from granite sleep:
stone become tree become man.

Radix delves for sunken fire, apex tickles sky;
infinities cycle from taproot through crown.
Balloon-skin cosmos stretches halfway to its breach:
tree become flow become star.

The year contracts, the gauzy veil is breached;
voices roll in torrents through the shoals
to break on reefs in spray of fractured phrases:
man become word become sea.

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