Little Room

So much

you can learn
from such a small space. Imagine Emily. Kant, too.

it leads one to believe

that to know one life truly
is to know all lives really, and that to know one place absolutely

is to know all places beyond a doubt.

Maybe this
is the true loveliness of stillness, just a single pure moment

needed to make life
complete, every filament of time masquerading

as clandestine, undiluted

there isn’t enough happiness in this whole world
to see
if our eyes are closed.