Kristina Krause

History Lesson

Harbor an odd axiom:

winds ruffle in the chorus;
to tidy philosophy the chestnut drawers are labeled

it would take one glass eye near the end
when the sedimented air does not clear.

Define a convergence by what the blur keeps
moving toward, an awakening distance—

the unblinking back of a wrinkled white dress

only a dissolving frame allows this sharper field:
the unsweatered variables, the no and the yes