Remember, Perceiving

Amanda Auerbach

Possible meaning, what happens 
to filter: fact saw 
huddle of cows, the tail of one swinging 

stare now across park 
where they would not be: we would not return 
to huddle of cows

husband driving happy to have seen 
as said on earlier trail
look down in the valley those are the flowers

you saw without closely looking.
Seeing for second
produces knowing

enough to count as experience: 
is not perceiving. 
Seen from here 

but not really: stories from second-long 
thoughts of what if: 
cows choose to gather 

to cancel out purpose for which 
they huddle
make outer, last one swings tail 

to remember
for something important.