The 17/18 Poems 4: Unsuitable Objects

mixed character and whole jealousy

remembered nonsense forgotten wisdom

and certain interests

whose personal nature makes them

unsuitable objects of

impersonal concern

the thought to leave her

far away behind

rolling contemplation

between your fingers


how do these things get decided

is this a break or a bend

when do I know

trying too hard

is between her

it’s my rid

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