Rae Armantrout – With

It’s well
that things should stir
inconsequentially
around me
like this
patina of shadow,
flicker, whisper,
so that
I can be still.
*
I write things down
to show others
later
or to show myself
that I am not alone with
my experience.
*
“With”
is the word that
comes to mind,
but it’s not
the right word here.