to that place
on the needle
or the glass
or the spoon, or the flame
are you trying to arrive at some particular destination?
is it the voyage itself that is so enticing?
or you only trying
from here? when
you leave, why do
we, who stay
behind on this grassy
earth, so frantically, desperately want you to come back to us?
you who so eagerly leave, you who are so nearly
dead and dragging
you through your stony weed-choked