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Election

Where

we've come to

by no other way

____

the red stone sleeps

from hand to hand

____

look up

that unflawed

____

steadiness-

____

your hive of

signals

entering-

____

the other wheels

dream a little

wing-work

levers, cogs,

transparent leaps

& bridges

netted up

across the

purpose

bending now

____

the good

____

thought weighing in,

the structure under it

____

a different

power

____

good (as on 13.i.'98)

devoted to it-

____

kindness

____

then you know

it will be longer-

____

to be wrought

____

O western

fear

____

new votes

the long lines

counted

____

through

(as in we're through),

____

afraid

of my own actions

____

doubled

(dusk)

____

pursuing,

laying hold.

--Peter Sacks

 



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