The panoramic view—I am a part
of each scene too, but I can’t stand back far
enough to get it
down or take it in. Closer, easier, a snowy egret tips its hat
to me, proverbially. My epiphany?
My periphery and blind spot—the fly-away blur, the not-quite end.
Copyright (c) 2018 by Lindsey Alexander. All rights reserved. Alexander is the author of Rodeo in Reverse, winner of the New Southern Voices Poetry Prize, selected by Sean Hill. Her poems have appeared on Poets.org and in Crazyhorse, Waxwing, The Southern Review, and other publications. She lives in Oak Ridge.