by Caid Ali
With its thisness and thatness
Its thick and minute particularity
Who assiduously coated this with a film of dust?
Who with precise and meticulous care dogeared page 134?
Who decreed that that glove, the alligator-brown one, would rest atop
precisely that Pinetop disc?
With its isness and wasness
Its business and blueness
Is neither this nor that.
But it is the blessed squabble.
But it is the unconned ken,
And the grasping of the water.