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.
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
if our eyes are closed.
Nick Courtright is the author of Punchline, a National Poetry Series finalist published in 2012 by Gold Wake Press, and Let There Be Light, which is forthcoming in early 2014. Find him at nickcourtright.com.