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