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The Long Way Through the Chairs

M. Travis Lane
From:   Temporary Shelter. Goose Lane, 1993.


The cat takes the long way through the chairs,
a shadowless embroidery of motion, past
the line between
two points, inobvious, subtle, intricate.

The purely sensual pleasure of the path
is a type of some rare poetry
which makes the way it got there more delight
than ever where it was or is.

It also is a type of life
whose virtue is not one still place
tucked in the warmth of your elbow, nights,
nor this which lies like ink upon the page, which lies,

but truth
which endlessly dissolves,
inobvious, subtle, intricate, motion
its pure delight.



M. Travis Lane's works copyright © to the author.


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