words in the right order

Darkness a bet you make again
and again. You are asked to accept
the fantastic. It’s so fantastic.

Accept it. Someone says, Emotions
don’t have brains. And someone is right.
It’s a different way to dance. Mind
no longer content to move around
the circumference, mind makes a big leap,
becomes a telescope ladder. A significant
vertical exposure. An altered heart.
I forget approximately.

from “How to be Responsible” in Goat in the Snow by Emily Pettit


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