17 August 2012



A consummate sense of ownership
has gone, not out of future calamity
or lack of adventure; it was inclined
to be less long-suffering anyway –
unable to ease dialectic obligations
deigned contractual. Disparities that
sucked you observed and packed
without a backward glance

There’s little left of the original idea
though amazing vestiges cling, they
cohere in logic, reflecting passage
of time without tarnishing – it’s like
it still wields the polishing rags or
in some way guide hands that will
© 6 June 2012, I. D. Carswell