The Poetry of
Jack Scott

But That, Too

It’s not lust
as much as longing,
but it‘s lust as well.
A single match can signify
the spaciousness of darkness,
so my lust is but a tiny sign
of the vastness of my longing,
a foreshortened shadow
of a vessel yearning to be filled.


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