by Martha Collins
Draw a line. Write a line. There.
Stay in line, hold the line, a glance
between the lines is fine but don’t
turn corners, cross, cut in, go over
or out, between two points of no
return’s a line of flight, between
two points of view’s a line of vision.
But a line of thought is rarely
straight, an open line’s no party
line, however fine your point.
A line of fire communicates, but drop
your weapons and drop your line,
consider the shortest distance from x
to y, let x be me, let y be you.
from Some Things Words Can Do, 1998
The Sheep Meadows Press, Riverdale-on-Hudson, N.Y
“Lines” by Martha Collins.
Reprinted by permission of Sheep Meadow Press. Copyright 1998 by Sheep Meadows Press. For further permission information, contact Sheep Meadow Press, PO Box 1345, Riverdale, NY 10471.
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