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The hand that turns the tap

Let me not be the hand that turns the tap
I must be missing something essential

because I open, open
and what energy, what calm,
I’ve gathered up
floods out in the alltogether

so I tighten, tighten
like a vanishing bank account
but putting a prudent watch on yourself
means you miss seeing anything that matters!

So how to turn the tap to the endless middle?
God knows I've tried
a violin neck has not been so handled
as the methods I've employed to this end

let me not be the hand that turns the tap
but oh, I’d be any of its water
water that gets down
down under the dirt

darkly useful.

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