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Vision

With age   
mirage
assuages
what the youthful eye  
would have studied
until identified—
chicory? bluebird? debris?  
Today no nomenclature
ruptures
the composure
of a chalk-blue haze
pausing, even dawdling,
now and then trembling
over what I'm going to call
fresh water.

Credit


Copyright © 2010 by Erica Funkhouser. Used with permission of the author.

Author


Erica Funkhouser

Raised in Concord, Massachusetts, Erica Funkhouser studied at Vassar College and Stanford University

Date Published: 2010-01-01

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/vision