shadow

After seeing a Giacometti sculpture one evening in a gallery

You are an impossibility Impossibly tall and thin and straight. Man-wick, rising from enormous uncouth feet hooked deep. Rising like a shadow. Rising like the sea rising. Rising like a flagpole. Rising and resolving to stone. A man in stone, who's put on growth out of stone. A-man-with-a-view, who's seeing right over the edge of stone, whose head is rising and attenuating man you keep on going.

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