poetry

Bach in Köthen

As to the hide, how long
till scrapers can be
set aside and chamois cloths and brushes taken up?

As to stitching, how much hemp, how many holes will keep the so skin fastened to the sole’s persistent rocking?

Such questions are moot, or rather, mute: if the foot’s learned anything by now, it knows it cannot tame the boot by talking.

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