did you prosper on the other side of
number, deep in complex, deep in
white? deep in the run of run dog

run? did you comprehend the
other plans, the bees bebopping,
bees that chase a dog

or hive a lion recently
dismembered? you’ve
imagined every permutation

and now you’re sure
that covenant
convenience is past

but did you dwell well
there, in infinitude, or would
you prefer another