Each rises like a rapid sapling: agile
things that bring some sleek conundrum.
Preternaturally dumb, they rarely seem
to even want to speak; and if they
look at me, it’s almost always in a glance.
I’m seen, if I am seen at all, by chance.
But I refuse to think that I’m the mere
occasion for their being. There has to
have been some persuasion on some side
to foster this – all of us agreeing to agree
to coax this party through the door.But I do not know what we’re for.