From Autumn Opens a Door, poetry collection published in 2015.
Do the Job With Forethought and Care
Find the center and draw your circle.
A compass is the tool you need.
Find one with a good sharp point
to anchor you
firmly in the center
so that your circle is not the victim
of your faltering.
Maybe it’s not so easy to find
compass or center but
not impossible. Make it your business.
Then. Take your measurements
carefully. Resist the temptation to