Now I arise / sit still

Grayson Wolf

now I arise
sit still

as if supervened by the words to come
the birds empty the trees as the birds they were

a deplaning of shapes & shadows 

& as if already standing I stood & turning 
turned to looking 
as I turned to look where they did lift

like a picture the netted second seemed to hang

a rhetorical 
how else ?    

as if made for 
where I stand and standing stood
to look at now.