from snow and rock, from chaos …

More snow over the weekend, no candelight dinner, no valentine’s roses and no chocolate with cherry liquer melt. Just chilling out in front of the fireplace, the two cats, him and his iPad, me and a book. From Snow and Rock, from Chaos: Poems, 1965-1972., Hayden Carruth wrote:

I could take
two leaves
and give you one.
Would that not be
a kind of perfection?

But I prefer
one leaf
torn to give you half
showing

(after these years, simply)
love’s complexity in an act,
the tearing and
the unique edges —
one leaf (one word) from the two
imperfections that match.

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