Monday, July 12, 2021

Circles in the Dirt

The boy with the stick
draws a circle in the dirt,
puts a fine point on the matter,
closes creation in its circumference
and knows that it is good.

The man draws circles
in the dirt with his finger,
his mind making a quick calculation
before looking up to free the adulteress
who has come full circle to herself.

Stones are dropped by passers-by,
a fine point having been put on the matter,
and the woman, now centered
in the circumference of her soul,
knows that it is good.

~William Hammett

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