from Donald Revell’s “Plentitude”, Beautiful Shirt

“…..And if we refuse rescue,
we do so because we cannot believe
that fullness and innocence inhabit the same places,
haunt the same sidestreets and rock formations
in amateur choirs, in the brass-lit, private hum
of landscapes carefully miniaturized
by our pleasure in fullness and selfless love
for the ignorance swaddled in futurity
or the miraculous. These are accidental colleagues
forever bound to one another, often in love.”