Early life was looseness;
even if your preferred form is fragment, you need syntax
Still, there is a “leaking” when we try to put things together.
As a bowl starts out being a bowl, the not-bowlness
drains out of it. Later,
form is not something we remember doing, like being born.
We are lived by what we didn’t have, which is not the same as
saying we distinguish it,
though sometimes the outline of my husband’s ear in the half dark
looks like Brazil-
From Loose Sugar