A resemblance

As a word is
mostly connotation,

matter is mostly
aura?

Halo?

(The same loneliness
that separates me

from what I call
“the world.”)

*

Quiet, ragged
skirt of dust

encircling a ceramic
gourd.

*

Look-alikes.

“Are you happy now?”

*

Would I like
a vicarious happiness
Yes!

Though I suspect
yours of being defective,

forced.

 

Rae Armantrout