The Source

The source
I thought was Arctic

the good Platonic

Up the pole
was soaked film

an electric elevation
onto a fishy platform

and waves on two sides greenly welcoming

The sunwater poured on holy atheism

It was light that powered out

my ego or my heart
before ending with a letter

Fanny Howe, "The Source" from Gone. Copyright © 2003 by Fanny Howe.  Reprinted by permission of University of California Press.
Source: Gone (University of California Press, 2003)
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