how long is the ringing
how long the hour
when carpet threads finally unwind?
there is interest in acquaintance
like how will i pair my silence
or the length of his pause
with the second frozen by his eye?
who is here who can be witness?
who is here who
can let these things fall away?
who is here who can tell me
where to pry open the etched
out dovetail joining
and see how the sun rises anyways?