How many times
will he pose
for photographs before the word

settles in? Never is a long time
to wait

for hot winds
to subside, for another image
to self-develop.

EGO (Day 2,272)

“How describe the world seen without a self?”
—Virginia Woolf, The Waves 

Enter this garden
of obsession. Edge growth
out to fill beds 

with worry
stones. Ease your way
from grimaces to oval 

reflection pools. Exit
through this iron gate
to a new order where 

you might begin to see how
there could be a world 

without the self.