the economics of sacrifice

But tell them it’s real.
Tell them it’s really real.
I just don’t have much left to say.
– Over the Rhine, “Latter Days”

Tell me it’s real
tell me it means…
that will make your eyes
rise up to
the sky.

She was casting about
with a cudgel
in a gallery of snapshots
eyes everywhen
but now.

And you knew for certain
You left all doubt

Such rapture.

Such assurance.

You could not contain your eager soul
but joyfully
went out.

You made it seem

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