form from a form of breathing

the water is self-etching
made in the image
of likeness
of the sky
broken
in the shallows
in the ripples

form from a form
of breathing

in every eventual circumstance, no farther

old leaf
over a new leaf
and in each turn
of turn by wind
only preadaptations

left to fall
as they are inclined
in every eventual circumstance
no farther than
the field below