FORM

Is form a prince in prison

Or a sunbeam in a prism?

A blind man’s ribboned jail

Or language freed by Braille?

A suicidal’s freeing rope,

Or a climber’s single hope?

The xenophobic’s private room

Or a prophet’s tidy broom?

The procrastinator’s decoy mapping

Or a visionary’s cryptic wrapping?

The strangely lulling lilt of sea

Or tide that mimes infinity?

The Villa d’Este’s trompe-l’oeil walls

Or its blurry waterfalls?

The point of ordinates and abscissas

Or the chambered nautilus’s?

A looping moebius dead end

Or infinity’s licentious bend?

A pretzel’s empty orifices

Or, possibly, ouroboroses?