Often at night, sometimes
out in the snow or going into the music, the hunch says,
I don’t know what it means.
Just, “Push it. Go further. Go deeper.”
And when they come talking at me I get
antsy at times, but mostly I stay put
and it keeps saying, “Deeper.
This is not it. You must go deeper.”
There is danger in this, also
beautiful fingers and I believe it can issue in
gestures of concord; but I cannot control it,
all I know is one thing—
“Deeper. You must go further. You must go deeper.”
© Dennis Lee, from “So Cool,” (Key Porter Books 2004)
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