know cannot I
end will this how
both are we though

air different in breathing
flesh different of planets
stop won’t I

hand my holding
you toward
اهال وسهال

people upon come have you
family like are who
space open this

space this open
you welcome I that
away turn to

stay to wish you unless
shoes your remove and rest
speak your into lean we

slake to drink tender
eat to fullness and
end the are you

beginning my of
of beginning the
end my

From Fugitive/Refuge by Philip Metres. Copyright © 2024 by Philip Metres. Reprinted with the permission of The Permissions Company, LLC, on behalf of Copper Canyon Press.