Gazelle in the House
A gazelle in the house means tender, breaking 
silence. An approach calibrating hesitation. Something  
held out in the hand. Something bitter, exactly toward 
a gazelle. You will bring things forward that are not 
of your world. You will push things back that seemed  
massive, fundamental—packed away, out of the path  
of a gazelle. Rooms must be cleared for the strands  
of her shadow, a thin frame on white walls. Let a gazelle  
determine it all. Enclosure means trespass. What looks open  
is. No thoughtless clarity. No space she cannot step 
into, butt to the width of her animal  
need. She will stray. Like a clock, her hooves mark  
crooked shifts on your floor. Her ears  
quake like tuned strings. 
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