certain view

certain view
november 7, 2021

certain view
its big wide steps into you…. a Weathercat still morning snap

in time
you become
a certain view,
the place you
stop to walk
your eye
over a scene
you see better
than anyone,
its moments
known unto you
when it turns into
whatever it’s not,
resplendent in
its dawn,
symphonic in
its night, its big
wide steps
into you, the birds,
the leaves of its
air ever turning,
you become that
certain view the
minute you are
no longer in
the picture,
others later
at that point
will only have
to take in the
view to find
and feel you,
if they see
that view
as you did,
so they
must see
you, you
having
become
that certain
view

Copyright © 2021 Peter Le Baige. All Rights Reserved

The music accompanying the reading is from a 2020 performance by violinist Augustin Hadelich interpreting Bach Sonata No. 2, the Grave and Fuga. 

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