Delineating Nature

In art class
the instructor tells us to always observe carefully
the instructor tells us that there are no lines in nature

but he isn’t paying attention
__everything lines up
everything falls
___________in line

and there are lines to be crossed
and there are lines not to be crossed
____there are lines that divide
and there are lines that mesh

that hold us as we breathe
in and out in lines that are ripples expanding
the cages that hold our beating hearts.


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